The Themes Of Good Parenting In George's The Veldt

In “The Veldt” George’s problems stems from the desire to want provide the best for his children. George believes that good parenting is a combination of both providing for his children and giving them liberty to act how they please. When George bought the nursery he felt relieved that the pressure to be a good father was off of his shoulders and placed onto the house. By doing this George lost communication with his children and they began to rely on the nursery to convey their thoughts and emotions. George denies the need for a psychologist he is only denying his own doubts on the nursery. While George laughed at Lydia for running out after the lions started chasing them he also began to have his notion of his parental skills challenged. …show more content…
When George buys the nursery he thinks it will make his job as a father easier and in turn make him a better father. He thought the nursery would improve his family's standard of living and increase their happiness. From this it can only be concluded that he would do anything for his children in order to see them happy. Often we think that good parenting is a combination of both emotional and moral support along with making sure that the children have the necessities to grow and thrive. Anything else that can be provided is often thought of as luxury. To become a good father George thought it just to provide his children everything including the luxuries He bought the nursery with the intention of the embetterment of his family and relief the stress of parent placed on both his wife and himself. For the technology was intended to show the thoughts and inner workings of his children’s minds, making it easier upon the parents themselves to deal with any psychological or social problems early on. It can therefore be concluded that they internt of the purchase of not only the nursery but the house as well was that of nurture and care for their children. The nursery also took the stress and burden off of George himself when it came to raising his children and communicating their feelings with each other. When the children first received the nursery it was a …show more content…
George buys the nursery because of an internal struggle to provide for his children for at the beginning he said “nothing is too good for our children” (14). When the children receive the nursery they are elated which boosts George’s self esteem and his confidence in his ability to lead the household. Purchasing the house and the nursery validated his belief that he was the head of the household. It confirmed to the reader that George would do anything to make his children happy. Combining his authority over his family with the happiness of his children allowed him to feel content with his life. As time went on George got used to the feeling of being happy and in control and the emotions began to dissipate. When the rocket fight occurred George wanted to gain back the control that had been slowly slipping from him. He told his children no because he was no longer content in his role in his parental

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