The Veldt: A Play
We've taken some of the world's best stories from dark, musty anthologies and brought them into the light, giving them the individual attention they deserve. Each book in the series has...more
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The story is dark, cynical look at the dangers of allowing technology (like TV) raise our children. In the story, two parents install a machine called the “Happylife Home”(think early computer with A.I.) that allows the house to be run ...more
If you think of fairies, the room will give you fairies, and if you think of killing lions, there'll be killing lions. A big con for me was how "preachy" the story seemed, b ...more
I know we have made millions of movies, written trillions of stories and have had hundreds of thinkers all depicting the helplessness of human emotions. We have the tendency to swoon, drool and even succumb for the ones we love.
But this is not the love that we are talking about in this story. Here, it's the one which because of the absence of physical attraction may not be as complex as the love between a couple. But still, it's much ...more
I would never recommend this book to be read, but I cannot honestly say that I regret reading it.
If you are looking ...more
Edit: I have now also listened to an audio dramatized interpretation of this story, (thank you Petra!) and after listening to the audio drama I now have a second, alternate opinion of this story. In the print, I thought the children were evil, ...more
this was so good! I had to read this for one of my assignments in English class and I'm surprised at how dark it was. The discussion we had about this story was also very interesting. A great quick read!
deadmau5 produced a single called The Veldt a couple of years ago (2012). The track was inspired by this book, The Veldt. It was a great track, so I thought I should give the book a try. After all, this is a short story and can be read (online) in 20 mins. It was time well spent.
For a story written in 1950 this book has ...more
Parents George and Lydia Hadley seem to be enjoying their thi ...more
Estimate age level of interest: 7-12th grade
Estimated reading level: 10th-11th grade
Brief description: In this dark short story Ray Bradbury warns readers of the dangers of technology use for children and the devastating impacts it can have. In his well-known, vivid detail and imagination, Ray describes a family who installs a very unique nursery where your imagination comes to life. After this room begins to terrify the parents of this fam ...more
I don’t really know what it would be like if technology did everything for me. But author Ray Bradbury made me feel like I was living it. The story was in the Hadley house, where technology over powers man made things. This idea of the future really had me on the edge of my seat, reading about the times in the nursery. I can picture the setting in my mind. A grey, silver, metal house, with walls changing at very thought. Dead, thoughtless hallways with rooms full of life and ...more
The story is that of a family who lives in a virtual house where everything is done by machines and technology for them, from cooking their meals to brushing their teach to tying the ...more
I’ve heard descriptions of the future, but none like that of the Hadley children's scene changing, two dimensional nursery. The Hadley children were so attached to the nursery that they wouldn't let anything or anyone including their own ...more