Examples Of Foreshadowing In The Veldt

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In “The Veldt”, by Ray Bradbury, the Hadley family (especially the children), are spoiled, which leads to extremely negative consequences. The children are especially spoiled because of the part of the house they love and obsess over most, the nursery. This is not an ordinary nursery, though. Whatever you think of while you’re in the nursery comes to life. Because of this, whenever these spoiled brats don’t get what they want, they do more that just throw a major tantrum. There are also images of their parents being killed by lions that keep appearing in the nursery because of thoughts how furious they are at their parents for not letting them do what they want. The author in this story uses foreshadowing, hyperboles, and a metaphor to show the negative effects of parents spoiling their children. The author uses foreshadowing to show the negative effects of parents spoiling their children by using repetition of the word “death” and things related to it. For example, one part of the text states, “Death thoughts. They were awfully young, Wendy and Peter, for death thoughts. Or no, you were never too young, …show more content…

However, a specific metaphor in the story shows that the author is showing the negative effects of parents spoiling their children by explaining how parents need to learn to say “no” to their children. It shows this when George Hadley says, “ ‘Who was it that said ‘Children are carpets, they should be stepped on occasionally’? We’ve never lifted a hand. They’re insufferable--let’s admit it...they’re spoiled and we’re spoiled.’ ”. (Bradbury 8). George Hadley explaining this metaphor is specific evidence that the parents need to stop spoiling their children and doing whatever they ask, which Bradbury wrote because it is true for all

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