The Veldt Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
"The Veldt" presents technology as something that makes life easy—maybe too easy. In fact, technology makes life so easy that it's not even really living any more, according to George. Most of th...
In "The Veldt," family is the opposite of technology. What we mean is that families are supposed to be one way in this story (as in, kids are supposed to listen to their parents), but when technolo...
Dissatisfaction: it's what's for dinner. That is, if your automatic kitchen is doing the cooking and you yourself have nothing to do. In "The Veldt," thanks to technology, people are unhappy. Lydia...
Versions of Reality
"The Veldt" is a story about a virtual reality room that gets out of control. But it's also the story about how parents and children don't see eye-to-eye. Even when they're looking at the same stuf...
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