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The Veldt

The Veldt

by Ray Bradbury

Dissatisfaction Quotes

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Quote #4

He paused and tried to feel into himself to see what was really there. (59)

See what we mean—George has no idea about his feelings. In fact, we never really hear "what was really there," so we don't know what George really feels. If only there were something like a virtual reality room that could express his innermost emotions…

Quote #5

"It's supposed to help them work off their neuroses in a healthful way." (133)

Oh, so there is a virtual reality room that's supposed to help people express their feelings. It's possible this story would have a much different ending if George had used the nursery; he might have had a better shot at figuring things out with this toy before it was too late. (And that's why we play with Legos still—for our mental health.)

Quote #6

"No wonder there's hatred here." (203)

Kids are never into the things their parents are into. So, George and Hadley are dissatisfied, but their kids are just haters. It's rather easy to imagine them cyber bullying their parents. (Though we suppose using virtual lions to kill their parents is the most extreme form of cyber bullying there is.)

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