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. The parents, George and Lydia Hadley, bought the house because they wanted the best for their children, Wendy and Peter.
Wells education began when he attended the commercial academy for young gentlemen. Wells moved to Wookey, Somerset in 1880 to help a relative when he was 14 (Abrams 13+; Hall 310+; “Herbert George Wells-Biography”; Kunitz 1492; O’neal 1630; “Wells, H. G.” 122). Wells believed that science and technology would solve problems of the human race. Wells believed that humans used technology for evil reasons rather than good and that humans are too cruel and selfish. A famous scientist named Thomas Huxley tutored him in college about Darwin’s theory of evolution.
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