Compare And Contrast The Veldt And Dystopian Literature

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The U.S. and Dystopian Literature
Imagine a chaotic society of people who are so entangled by ignorance and inequity that they do not realize it; this would be called a dystopian society. Dystopian societies are very popular among many fictional stories. In fact, in the stories Fahrenheit 451 and “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, dystopian societies are represented. In many of these stories, the people in the fictional societies are violence-loving, irrational people who always seem to do what people of the U.S. society would consider "immoral." These stories are not a representation of how the U.S. society is now, but how it could be in the future. Unlike the society of Fahrenheit 451, the U.S. allows people
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In addition to that, the relationship between American parents and children in the U.S. is better than the relationship that Bradbury portrayed in “The Veldt.” Therefore, the people of the U.S., though similar in some ways, are far from being at the same state of the horrific dystopian societies of Fahrenheit 451, “The Veldt,” and The Hunger Games, because in the United States, there is a stronger emphasis on important moral principles such as…show more content…
In “The Veldt,” Bradbury tells about a distant relationship between parents and children to convey the theme that if parents do not spend quality time with their children, the children will eventually hate them. Also, Bradbury states that in the story’s society, the children think of killing others at the age of two years old: “Long before you knew what death was you were wishing it on someone else” (Bradbury). According to research, the lack of discipline and order in that society does not reflect the relationship between American parents and children. Based on a survey done by SheKnows Parenting Editors in the article “Survey Results: The Truth About The American Family,” most children are disciplined by their parents. In addition to that, the survey revealed that most children would rather live close to their parents instead of living far away from them. This proves that the majority of American children have a good relationship with their parents and would never go so far as to kill their parents, like the children in “The Veldt” did. Also, research done by Annette Lareau proves that middle-class Americans “ seek to develop their (children’s) talents and skills through a series of organized activities, through an intensive process of reasoning and language development, and through close supervision of their experiences in school.” Since the middle class is the most common class
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