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The story of The Veldt is an interesting story which concerns the issue of how modern technology can destroy the typical united family In my personal opinion this story has the most absolute lack of any characterization and is all about how regular children can destroy or even kill their whole family without any hesitation or misery The story begins with the mother of the family who has quite a generic name We are given no information of the characters background and how they came to the point in time they are now The lines Happylife Home and the familiar room settings like the parents bedroom and the nursery give you a sense that this is a typical suburban home of the time The mother seems alarmed or confused about something the nursery isdifferent now than it was this at first might lead you to believe the mother has true individual characteristics However when you read on you see the stereotyped reactions to every situation that comes about the parents then say nothings too good for our children Later in the story the parents discuss the problems of the incredible house and nursery The house is wife mother and nursemaid can I compete with it and the father has a generic answer But I thought thats why we bought this house The parents in the story look upon their childrens needs as services instead of ways of expressing any love or care In the story we never learn anything about the children except for their obsession with the nursery I dont want to do anything but look and listen and smell what else is there to do When the parents tell the children the idea of shutting down the computerized house for a vacation the children react shocked and stay with their one single characteristic given they act shocked Who will fry my eggs for me or darn my socks Once the reader understands that
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