Parents To Blame In The Veldt

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The parents, George and Lydia, are to blame for their own deaths because they gave their kids everything they wanted. In the story “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury, the parents bought a SMART house that has a nursery with virtual reality. The kids had grown really close to the technology in the house and spent a lot of time in the nursery going anywhere they could imagine. The parents started to become worried about what their children were thinking about when they went to visit the nursery. Early in the story, we see the kids getting everything they want beginning to develop when the parents walked to the nursery to see if there was something wrong with it. They saw that they were in Africa, surrounded by animals that looked very real. In the distance, there were lions eating a bloody animal. “( The nursery) had cost half again as much as the rest of the house. "But nothing 's too good for our children," George had said.” This quote shows that the parents bought the nursery because they want their kids to have all of the new technology. Also, when he said this it shows that they will give their kids everything, even if it is more than what the parents have. Later in the story, we see the kids getting everything they want that truly leads to the parent 's deaths when the parents…show more content…
A problem in “The Veldt” is parents know that they are spoiling their kids but don’t do anything about it. On the Today website they give a survey to 6,000 partents, “Moms reported they plan to spend an average of $271 per child this holiday, with one in 10 saying they’ll shell out upwards of $500 on gifts for each child.” It also said that more that half of the parents thought that they spoil their kids more than they were spoiled. The parents in the story knew that giving their kids everything they wanted was making it harder for them. The quote shows even when they know they are spoiling their kids, they still don’t do anything. Parents know that they are spoiling kids, but don’t
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