the veldt

Technology has always remained outstanding among other things that have happened to mankind.

Humans are surrounded by the technology and so reliant on one in their day to day life. However, it has both pros and cons, creating the wide impact on the human race. Several stories play differently showing how terrifying technology can be! In “The Veldt”, Ray Bradbury tries to make a point that if humans would use technology without any limitation it could destroy their whole life. People are getting more and more addicted to the technology that they don’t care about anybody. In “The Veldt” there is a setting of Happlylife Home and Nursery that ruin the fundamental lifestyle of family, the setting has become more important in the children’s lives, and parents lost their life due to African veldt which is the major section of the story.

The Happylife Home which cost Hadley family thirty thousand dollars was destroying the simple way of lifestyle that the family once lived before. “The cutting-edge technology in Happylife Home satisfies each need of Hadley’s family: it garments them, sustains them, gives a bath to them, plays and sings with them, even rocked them to sleep” ( 98). But Lydia and George were unaware of the rivalry of their children due to an ascendancy of the Happylife Home over them. Once, George tells Peter about turning off the house for about a month because his fantasy was growing bit too real as a result Peter got scared that now who would do his daily work.

At one point, George had turn off most of the machines of the Happy House due to that Peter got angry and yelled at his father that, “I wish you were dead!” (108), by this Bradbury wants to demonstrate that technology is ruling over parents.Lydia Hadley was feeling that Happylife Home was beyond her in the family as it has taken her place of wife, mother, and nursemaid. For example, Lydia can’t offer shower to kids as proficient as the programmed scrub bath and she can’t make great dinner like the automatic dining-room. Children’s were spending their time in special plastic carnival rather than passing quality time with their parents. George and Lydia found that their children were spending too much of time in the nursery and imagining about lions, killing, hunting and death in the African veldt for that thought they were too young, which is a perfect example of a negative effect of using too much of technology.

The house is providing all the things that children need in their daily life, so they don’t need the help of their parents anymore. The nursery has become the mom and dad in the children’s lives, more vital in their life than their genuine parents. So, the technology which is setting in this story is dominating the need of the parents which result in breaking the bond between parents and children.