The Veldt And Puppy Analysis

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“Children are carpets, they should be stepped on occasionally” (Bradbury). This quote from “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury helps to tell the overall tone from “The Veldt” and “Puppy” by George Sanders involving the author’s perception on parenting. The quote refers to what the author believes is the right amount of parenting. Not too much, and not too little. Literary devices like imagery, personification, and metaphor help to tell the tones throughout “The Veldt” and “Puppy” by going into detail. The author’s choice of words and how they use these words helps to build the overall tone. The authors’ tone in both short stories relates and shows examples of good and bad parenting through literary devices, word choice, and theme. Literary devices that are used…show more content…
Most of the time this is because they do not want to upset their child, get on their bad side, or disappoint them. George knew he should not have let the children play in the nursery, but he decided to please his children and be their friend rather than be their parent and punish them by locking the nursery up for good. In this story, Marie does not give her children the puppy even though they really want him. They beg her for the puppy, but she refuses because of the conditions the puppy has lived in. “And it was a nice pup, but Marie was not going to contribute to a situation like this in even the smallest way” (Saunders) Marie does not want to support a situation that has reminded her of her childhood. The theme sums up the tone of the author. In conclusion, the authors’ tone in “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury and “Puppy” by George Sanders, relates and shows examples of good and bad parenting through literary devices, word choice, and theme. Literary devices such as metaphor and imagery go into detail by describing to the reader the author’s tone. Word choice also contributes to the author’s tone. Lastly, the theme summarizes the author’s
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