Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #10

"We've been contemplating our mechanical, electronic navels for too long. My God, how we need a breath of honest air!" (229)

In "The Veldt," technology is associated with people not doing anything. So, as George argues here, technology is almost the opposite of real life, since real life is about doing things. ("Contemplating your navel" is a phrase only dads use to describe doing nothing.)

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