Essay On The Veldt

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The advanced technology in the home is to blame for the parent’s deaths because the technology was addicting and dangerous. In “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury, George and Lydia decide to buy a house with advanced technology. Their kids, Wendy and Peter play in a virtual reality room called the nursery. One day, the parents notice that the kids were playing with lions in the nursery. They decide that playing with lions can be dangerous and come to the conclusion that they need a break from the technology. Early in the story, Lydia begins to realize how technology is affecting their kids. George says, "And lock the nursery for a few days until I get my nerves settled." His mother responds, "You know how difficult Peter is about that. When I punished …show more content…

According to a recent survey conducted by Common Sense Media, people spend about 9 to 10 hours on technology every day. According to an article on CNN, the recommended amount of time is two hours or less. The kids in “The Veldt” played in the nursery for way over two hours. This caused them to get addicted to the nursery. A problem in “The Veldt” was that they were addicted to technology. According to addiction.com, surveys show that 1.5 to 8 percent of the population is addicted to technology. According to CNN, about 50% of teenagers are addicted to technology. The kids were addicted to the nursery, so they didn’t want to do anything other than play in the nursery. This caused them to act irrationally when their parents suggested turning off the nursery. Another problem was that Wendy and Peter acted irrationally because they were addicted to technology. According to Hilarie Cash symptoms can include, frequent checking of texts, social withdrawal, loss of interest in activities that don’t involve technology, and restlessness when unable to go online. The kids in “The Veldt” showed symptoms like talking rude to their parents, loss of interest in anything other than the nursery, and kept playing in the nursery all the time. When the kids showed these symptoms, the parents wanted to see what was causing

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