Symbolic Quotes In The Veldt

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When it comes to respect, people say you earn respect. Although, in this society, parents earn nor get respect. Bradbury, however, might say that kids need to give respect to parents. In this story, the two children, Wendy and Peter, have absolutely no respect for the parents, George and Lydia, because they took away their prized possession, the nursery. Bradbury shows that the actions you portray towards people affect how they see you. In the story, The Veldt, Ray Bradbury uses symbolism, foreshadowing, and relationships to show that kids should respect their parents. Bradbury uses technology as a symbolic technique; as the children, Wendy and Peter, not respecting their parents. Technology is everywhere in the thirty-thousand dollar Happylife …show more content…
This makes George and Lydia look as if they are neglecting their children and not taking care of the responsibilities needed around the house. This symbolic quote is important because it displays the actions technology brings to the kids, as they have no reason for parents when they have technology itself. In The Veldt, Ray Bradbury uses foreshadowing to show how the [parents have neglected their children, and the feeling Wendy and Peter possess can affect what happens to George and Lydia. When the parents go to look at the blank two dimensional walls, known as the nursery, they notice a pride of lions “fifteen feet away, so real, so feverishly and startlingly real…as the lions stood looking at George and Lydia Hadley with terrible green-yellow eyes… the lions are running on them as George and Lydia instinctively bolted towards the door, and slammed it shut” (Bradbury 3). This description indicates what will happen to them later on in the story. The lions signify the children and the hatred they have toward their …show more content…
The narrator foreshadows the consequences that comes with neglecting a child’s needs and a parent’s responsibility’s. George and Lydia’s amount of stability and structure they give to their kids is very low. This is why Wendy and Peter has isolated away from their parents and have thoughts of murdering them. However, to prevent these thoughts from ever occurring, parents should listen and be involved in their children’s lives so they can get and feel the respect they

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