Examples Of Technology In The Veldt By Ray Bradbury

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Transported into the future, Ray Bradbury paints a picture in the reader’s head of the Happy Life Home, filled with technology to fit everyday needs. A family, mom, dad, and two kids, start to slowly fall apart because of being surrounded with technology. In The Veldt, Bradbury uses multiple examples of author’s craft such as personification and tone or mood to help prove and point out a theme included in his story. His theme contained in the story is, influencing children with so much technology early on can not only stir up violent thoughts but, can also cause breaks between friend and family relationships. The first author’s craft that can prove this theme to be true is personification. For example, “the walls began to purr and recede.” Although walls are unable to do this, Ray Bradbury uses it in his story to display how much technology the family living in the Happy Home have exposed to their children. In the beginning, they first created a nursery. It is technology that can only work depending on the children’s imagination. However, this then starts to cause brain damage to the children when they used it for the wrong purposes. His next personification example consisting in the story is, “the house is wife and mother now, and nursemaid.” This example creates a picture of how much technology is in the entire house not just the nursery. No one in the family can do anything for themselves. The house accomplishes everything from cooking their meals to washing them in the
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