Foreshadowing is a fundamental element in “The Veldt.” A good example of foreshadowing is the veldt itself and the voracious animals inside it. “The nursery was silent. It was as empty as a jungle glade at hot high noon. ‘Did you hear that scream?’ she asked. ‘No’ ‘About a minute ago.’ ‘Sorry, no.’” (Bradbury). This is the first instance of foreshadowing in the story that predicts the event where the parents themselves will soon be screaming, meaning they will die. “Moreover, his (Ray Bradbury’s) description of the veldt also conveys an atmo...
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