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The Veldt by Ray Bradbury

            Sustainable technological developments have been benefiting mankind throughout the past century, and have, more specifically, improved the quality of life. Apodictically, advanced technology plays such a significant role in society, sometimes even inflicting a negative impact on humans due to its indispensability. In the short story, "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury, the nursery is the source of nightmares that portrays how technology can be detrimental. The nursery has been enabling the children all along with their atrocious desire, which also replaces the parental necessity in the children's consciousness. Furthermore, children grow too dependent on the nursery, to the point in which they consider it as their highest priority. First of all, the influential ability of the nursery facilitates the children's fascination towards violence and murder. As mentioned in the short story, George Hadley discovers both his and Lydia's belongings in the nursery with mysterious struggle signs. "The smell of hot grass was on it and the smell of a lion. There were drops of saliva on it, it had been chewed, and there were blood smears on both sidesHe bent and picked up a bloody scarf 'It belongs to Lydia'" (Bradbury, 3, 5). The scarf and wallet prove the capability of the room to fulfill the scenario of devouring their parents. In other words, the replay of slaughtering their parents amplifies their simple imagination to a real-life scheme, and then culminates in developing the children's courage to actually implement the plan. .
             Consequently, the unlimited allowance of technology induces the children's desire towards violence, which results in bringing devastation to the whole family. In addition to the enablement of the children, the nursery has been accomplishing parental duties as well. Based on the fact that the nursery is competent to satisfy the children's requirements in an efficient way, it substitutes the real parents in the children's affections.

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