The Veldt Ray Bradbury Summary

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“The Veldt,” is short science fiction story written by Ray Bradbury. The story is about the Hadleys who live in a “Happylife home,” which “clothed and fed and rocked them to sleep and played and sang and was good to them.” Their house also had a nursery which created three dimensional sceneries. Through the story we learn about the abrupt change in personality that the nursery has created on the Hadleys. From the beginning the wife suspects something bad is going on in the nursery. The children also developed and obsession for the nursery, to the point where they lie to their parents. Other clues are given through the story, which lead the Hadley’s to notice that something “very bad” is going on in the nursery.

In the beginning of the story we meet Lydia and George Hadley, who own a “Happylife home,” which has a “nursery.” The nursery is a room that can create any three dimensional sceneries, and is equipped with “odor phonics and Sonics.” The first clue readers are given that something bad is on in the nursery, is when Lydia tells George that “that the nursery is different now than it was." This lead George and Lydia to go inspect the nursery. Once in
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When Lydia asked George "Those lions can't get out of there, can they?" George “looked at the door and saw it tremble as if something had jumped against it from the other side.” Also, George and Lydia found an old wallet in the nursery room, that had “The smell of hot grass was on it and the smell of a lion. There were drops of saliva on it, it bad been chewed, and there were blood smears on both sides.” David McClean, a pshychologist, also confirmed that something in the nursery “doesn't feel good.” David tells George to “trust my hunches and my instincts. I have a nose for something bad. This is very bad. My advice to you is to have the whole damn room torn down and your children brought to me every day during the next year for
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