Irony In The Veldt

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Discipline is essential in raising a child. Betty Davis said, “Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child... If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.” In the story “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury, the parents do not discipline the kids. When parents do not discipline their children, it can cause consequences. Bradbury uses allusion, irony, and foreshadowing to suggest that when children are not disciplined, then it creates an unhealthy family. Bradbury uses the names Wendy and Peter as an allusion to show the kids’ disobedient actions in the story. The names of the children shows the lack of discipline: “’Wendy, come back here!’ said George Hadley, but she was gone… he realized he had forgotten to lock the nursery door after his last inspection” Wendy and Peter are the names of the boy and the girl in “Peter Pan” which is why Bradbury uses these names. In Peter Pan, Peter is disobedient and runs away to Neverland. After that, Peter flies to Wendy’s home and takes Wendy and her brothers with him to …show more content…

Bradbury uses foreshadowing to let the audience know that there are consequences coming the parents' way. When the story says, "'What is that?' She asked. 'An old wallet of mine,' he said. He showed it to her. The smell of hot grass was on it and the smell of a lion. There were drops of saliva on it, it had been chewed, and there were blood smears on both sides. He closed the nursery door and locked it, tight." In this part of the story the parents' death is being foreshadowed. The nursery shows what the kids are thinking, which means the kids are thinking about their parents dying. The reason why the kids are thinking about this is because the parents did not properly discipline them, so the kids depend on the machines and have no use for the

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