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The Veldt by Ray Bradbury - The Veldt by Ray Bradbury      The story of The Veldt, is a delving into the issue of how modern technology can destroy the nuclear family.  The editor of the Encounters book, John A. Rothermich comments that "This story is almost devoid of characterization.", I agree with this statement and think it is key to the plot of the story.      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 parent's bedroom and the nursery give you a s...   [tags: Veldt] 460 words
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Critical Analysis of "The Veldt" - “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury deals with some of the same fundamental problems that we are now encountering in this modern day and age, such as the breakdown of family relationships due to technology. Ray Bradbury is an American writer who lived from 1920 to 2012 (Paradowski). Written in 1950, “The Veldt” is even more relevant to today than it was then. The fundamental issue, as Marcelene Cox said, “Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.” Technology creating dysfunctional families is an ever increasing problem....   [tags: Ray Bradbury, Technology, Literary Analysis]
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Familial Relationships in The Veldt - As young children grow up, their attitudes dramatically transform. They translate from loving their parents to disliking them. When their lifestyle is adversely affected, this universal process accelerates. Ray Bradbury, an acclaimed writer and a known opponent of Silicone Valley, comments on this recurring motif, technology. According to Ray Bradbury’s official website, he has won the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation (HarperCollinsPublishers)....   [tags: ray bradbury, technology, african valdt]
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Technological Takeover in The Veldt - As technology develops through the course of time, humanity relies more upon it. In the present world, technology surrounds humanity across the world, from the cars that take people from one place to the next, to the cell phones that people carry with them. From a world void of electronics, one reliant upon its use will develop in the near future. Ray Bradbury worries about such a future, as he portrays a similar message in "The Veldt." Creative writer Ray Bradbury has written a variety of novels, poems, short stories, and plays....   [tags: Ray Bradbury, Literary Analysis, Technology]
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The Veldt by Ray Bradbury - Were there lions in the room. Ray Bradbury was raised in a small town in Illinois. He gets the setting for many of his stories from Green Town. When Bradbury was young, he spent time listening to the radio and going to the library. He received inspiration from a magician, “Mr. Electrico.” Bradbury wrote many science fiction books and short stories. Some of his most famous works include Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, Something Wicked This Way, and more. “The Veldt” is about a family who lives in a technological house....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Biography, Author]
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The Veldt by Ray Bradbury - Throughout the short story “The Veldt," Bradbury uses foreshadowing to communicate the consequences of the overuse of technology on individuals. Lydia Hadley is the first of the two parents to point out the screams that are heard on the distance where the lions are. George soon dismisses them when he says he did not hear them. After George locks the nursery and everyone is supposed to be in bed, the screams are heard again insinuating that the children have broken into the nursery, but this time both the parents hear them....   [tags: Effectsof Technology, Individual Alienation]
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The Veldt by Ray Bradburry - When talking about the future of technology, one can only imagine what it will be down the road. The future of technology evokes many questions about the preservation of human existence, human advancement and intelligence. Some writers even discuss their positions on the future of technology and human kind. Writers such as James J. Bell, who explains the theory of the ‘Singularity’. In summary, he states that the rate of technological advancement, compared to human intelligence, will one day reach the ‘singularity’ were it will surpass the human mind (pg....   [tags: technology, intelligence]
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Ray Bradbury’s The Veldt - Human innovation can lead to their ultimate downfall. In his short story “The Veldt” Ray Bradbury drives home this point. As one critic observes about Bradbury, “ [h]is best novels are cautionary tales of the dangers of unrestricted scientific and technological progress” (Paradowski ). Bradbury’s stories typically revolve around a futuristic invention that somehow goes wrong and starts doing more harm than good. In “The Veldt”, George Hadley is a loving father who buys his kids, Wendy and Peter, all the best new technology, including a nursery where the children’s thoughts are projected onto the walls....   [tags: good things, negative consequences]
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Familial Relationships in The Veldt by Ray Bradbury - As young children grow up, their attitudes dramatically transform. They change from loving their parents to disliking them, which is a universal process. When technology adversely affects their lifestyle, this universal process accelerates. Ray Bradbury, an acclaimed writer and a known opponent of Silicon Valley, has published books in order to enlighten the world on the inadequacies of technology. Bradbury says, “People are walking around the streets with phones to their heads talking to someone ten feet away....   [tags: George and Lydia Hadley, children]
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The Veldt: Science Fiction or The Inevitable Future - In the past, families lived a technology- free life: waking up by the sounds of birds, communicating face-to-face, and walking in order to travel. Today, it is almost impossible to find means of entertainment not involving a colored screen. This demonstrates how modern technology has corrupted society. Despite the advantages of technology, it has contributed to an inactive population that is unable to think for themselves. Ray Bradbury was born on August 20, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois. Bradbury won the Pulitzer prize in 2004 for his literary work, like “The Veldt.” The overall theme of Bradbury’s short stories and novels is that the world is undergoing a "too rapid and pervasive technologi...   [tags: Ray Bradbury, Literary Analysis, Biography]
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Technology and Family Issues in "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury - “When I punished him for a month ago by locking the nursery for even a few hours—the tantrum he threw!” (Bradbury). This line of the story explains the wanting of the family’s children back against technology. It also shows that the technology is winning because of the desire to keep playing in the nursery. “The Veldt” is a short story written by Ray Bradbury who was born on August 22, 1920 and passed away on June 5, 2012. He was very interested in the science fiction genre and Edgar Allan Poe (Kattelman)....   [tags: nursery, children, george hadley]
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Ray Bradbury's The Veldt and Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis - ... Technology is supposed to make life easier; however it turns this family into a mess. The kids turn dependent on this room and disrespect their parents when they try to take it away. Wendy and Peter play devil’s advocate against their parent to get whatever they want. This is another way the kid disrespect their parents. George and Lydia agree that the kids need a break from the nursery and their smart house. They suggest the family goes on a vacation to get away from the technology. George suggests the idea to the kids and they immediately complain to Lydia and beg for the nursery....   [tags: dysfunctional families, story comparisons] 920 words
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Sunrise On The Veldt: Order - Sunrise on the Veldt: Order Order is sought instinctively. In Literature, as well as Biology, order is sought instinctively by authors and scientists. Authors use order to convey real-life incidents and make their stories seem more realistic. Scientists use a way of classification to bring order to Biology. The life cycle, as the cycle of a virus, shows order. The young boy in the short story, "Sunrise on the Veldt," found order in the life cycle. He sought this order to help him explain the death of a buck....   [tags: essays research papers] 755 words
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Life Challenges: Ender's Game, The Miracle Worker, and The Veldt - All human beings cope with different challenges in life. These challenges can be emotional, mental, financial, social, or spiritual. The challenges in life learned in this course will be examined in different literary works such as novels, plays, and short stories. Isolation and conflicts are the challenges involved in Ender’s Game. Then, The Miracle Worker deals with reaching out someone and to an individual with a disability. Finally, conflict involving technology is evident in The Veldt. The challenges revealed in different works of literature are essential because they enable people to develop human qualities that give them opportunities to succeed and move forward....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Obstacles]
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Use of Foreshadowing, Allusion, and Irony in Ray Bradbury´s The Veldt - “The Veldt” is a short and twisting story written in 1950 by Ray Bradbury about the Hadley family who lives in a futuristic world that ends up “ruining human relationships and destroying the minds of children” (Hart). The house they live in is no ordinary home, Bradbury was very creative and optimistic when predicting future technology in homes. This house does everything for the residence including tying shoes, making food, and even rocking them to sleep. The favourite room of the children, Peter and Wendy, is the forty by forty foot nursery....   [tags: Consumerism, Family, Futuristic]
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The Future of Technology - If individuals are not careful, technology will eventually overtake humankind. Ray Bradbury dives into this theme in his short story, "The Veldt." In general, writers develop their theme by using various literary elements. This is the case in "The Veldt," however, the story's theme is also built through its science fiction genre. Bernardo puts this into light, saying that "Bradbury's poetic style transports the reader out of the everyday world and into a fantasy world, often reminiscent of the unchecked imagination of childhood." This fantastical style can be found throughout Bradbury’s other works, including Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes....   [tags: The Veldt, Ray Bradbury, Literary Analysis]
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The Side Effects of Technology on Children - Renowned German scientist Albert Einstein once said “it has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity” (“Albert Einstein”). As portrayed in “The Veldt” Ray Bradbury’s thoughts on technology resemble Einstein’s. Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois and died on June 5, 2012. At the time when “The Veldt” was written, many American families purchased television sets, which inspired this story. Concerned with the increasing popularity of television and its possible negative effects during the time, Bradbury wrote “The Veldt”....   [tags: technological advancements, humanity]
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Ray Bradbury's Use of Technology - Many of Ray Bradbury’s works are satires on modern society from a traditional, humanistic viewpoint (Bernardo). Technology, as represented in his works, often displays human pride and foolishness (Wolfe). “In all of these stories, technology, backed up by philosophy and commercialism, tries to remove the inconveniences, difficulties, and challenges of being human and, in its effort to improve the human condition, impoverishes its spiritual condition” (Bernardo). Ray Bradbury’s use of technology is common in Fahrenheit 451, “The Veldt,” and The Martian Chronicles....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Generating Real-Time Visual Meaning for Live Indian Drumming - Generating Real-Time Visual Meaning for Live Indian Drumming Abstract: In this essay, a system developed to generate visual meaning for live performed music is described. Specifically, this system is calibrated to respond to North Indian classical and folk drumming tradition, using custom designed digital musical interfaces, such as the Electronic Tabla and Electronic Dholak. A drum, when struck, does not generate its sound as a record of the force applied, but as an artifact of a physical response to that strike within the artistically controlled conditions of its material state....   [tags: Music Rhythm Drums Musical Essays]
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Relationship Between Children and Parents During the Fifties - In the 1950s, family dynamics in post war period of WWII embodied the relationship between children and their parents. The suburban family lifestyle in the community centered on conformity –family togetherness involved parents taking interest in their child’s life. The coexistence of Americans in the Fifties perceived the relationship between children and adolescents to their parents as rebelling against parent authority. Such scenarios such as, “Live My Own Life,” an episode on a TV shows Father Knows Best, Bud Anderson feeling resentment toward his parents, because his dad disapproves of the activities he wants to enjoy....   [tags: Family Psychology ] 1654 words
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Technology Is The Seed Of Our Destruction - I agree and disagree with this statement. Technology has become very important in our society recently, and more people are getting involved with it, discovering new technology, and introducing it into society. The big question is whether or not society is ready for all the new techonological advancements. In some cases, the answer is yes. I am quite certain that people can handle TV, computers and radios fairly well. However, some technology would be way too advanced for us, such as a mind-reading room, perhaps....   [tags: essays research papers] 501 words
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Drummer Hodge' by Thomas Hardy - Drummer Hodge' by Thomas Hardy Drummers were usually the very youngest of soldiers and were considered to be too young to fight. This instantly sets a very sombre tone as the reader realises the soldier was very young when he died. The word 'Hodge' is used to describe him and was once used as a derogatory term for a farm labourer however Hardy means no disrespect as he has openly showed his admiration for countrymen. This term is merely one of many techniques used to emphasis how foreign the Drummer is....   [tags: Papers] 834 words
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Conflict with Loyalty in the Poem A Far Cry from Africa by Derek Walcott - ... The poem brings one specific event in history; the Mau Mau Uprising, an extended and bloody battle during the 1950s between European settler especially against the British colonialism and natives of Kikuyu tribe of Kenya which ended with the estimated number of 12000 African and little over 100 European dead (Dawoud, 2012). The poem brings both internal as well as external conflict to the speaker and reveals about the how in the name of anti-colonial policy brought destruction to “paradise” Africa....   [tags: britain, africa, hybrid inheritance] 1596 words
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Comparison: The Road, by Cormac McCarthy and The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury - Organisms differ in their anatomical structures, environments, habits and qualities. But a commonality that all living organisms share is the desire to survive. Survival is necessary for the continuation of any species and obviously, necessary for life. “Survival of the fittest” is a theory that was introduced by Charles Darwin, but many American novels have proven that being the “fittest” is not the only component to survival. In novels, such as The Road by Cormac McCarthy and The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury, one very important factor involved with survival is the bonds between people....   [tags: Survival, Bonding, Living]
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