Perspectives

Literary movement

The short story “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury belongs to the science fiction genre. This is indicated by the setting of a futuristic society in which people rely excessively on advanced technology, which ultimately proves harmful rather than helpful. Not…

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Current issues

It is worth mentioning that the depiction of Africa in Ray Bradbury’s “The Veldt” could be considered problematic f…

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Works with the same theme or by the same author

Isaac Asimov’s “The Fun They Had” is also set in a futuristic society where technology has a central role in children’s lives. Just as “The Veldt”, “The Fun They Had” cautions readers about technology replacing human interactions and interpersonal relationships. Both stories also address the issue of children longing for real experiences and social connections. 

“The Twins” by Muriel Spark features two twins who appear strange. However, unlike in “The Veldt”, the twins’ behavior might not be the result of their bad intentions, but of misunderstandings caused by a lack of communication between the adults. In “The Veldt”, the paren…

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