Symbolism In The Veldt

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Ray Bradbury 's “The Veldt” takes place in a house that can do anything the want which results in the main characters-George, Lydia, Peter, and Wendy Hadley not sharing a strong bond with their family. You end up having no connection to your family so you have trouble communicating and having feelings for them which results in even though the machines don’t have any feelings or connections having to machines more that other people this shows how when people use technology too much or machines. People become to rely on them too much which dehumanises them and Bradbury shows that by symbolism, imagery and dialogue.

Ray Bradbury uses symbolism to show how machines dehumanise people. One example is what the lions actually mean, the lions represent
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One example is when they bring the Veldt Room to life by all of the mechanics that show the sound, smell, and even temperature. “The hot straw smell of lion grass, the cool green smell of the hidden water hole, the great rusty smell of animals, the smell of dust like a red paprika in the hot air. And now the sounds: the thump of distant antelope feet on grassy sod, the papery rustling of vultures.” This shows how realistic everything is and that you don’t have to leave your house to get an experience of an African Dessert, The way Bradbury appeals to all of the senses to give the reader the experience as if there standing next to George in the African desert, he gives something that is till and a place, a life and makes it seem so much more alive than it is. Bradbury uses the phrase “the papery rustling of vultures.” to show depict images of the scene in the reader 's mind to get a sense of what the love of the parents is trying to do. “George and Lydia Hadley stood in the center of the room, the walls began to purr and recede into crystalline distance, it seemed, and presently an African veldt appeared, in three dimensions, on all sides, in color reproduced to the final pebble and bit of straw. The ceiling above them became a deep sky with a hot yellow sun.” This shows that they can have whatever they want when they think of it. The way…show more content…
Smartphones are the new “Happylife Home” smartphones can do anything for us, we are to attached to our phones we become antisocial and want to do nothing and go nowhere because we are on our phones. All of this results in the children killing their parents in the end. The story ends with you thinking that people should step back and take a look at what we are creating for the world to use, and if we are going to destroy humanity and make it so no one knows how to act or talk to each other or if are we helping the world become a more sociable and connected
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