Ray Bradbury’s use of foreshadowing hints at the fact that sometimes things that we think may help our lives actually have a negative impact on them. George installs the nursery because he wants his children to have everything that they could want within reason, but the nursery causes his children to become corrupt and savage to the point of murdering their own parents. The murdering however is not a sudden act, and events leading up to it are spread throughout the story. When George finds “on old wallet of [his]... where the lions had been”(Bradbury 5) feasting on an unknown animal, it shows that the lions were eating a fake George that the children created. The children were...
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