Technology them to sleep” (98). But Lydia

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.

Excess of everything is bad
that is well described. The veldt shows the excessive use of technology. The
Happylife Home is from one of the negative sides of technology. At the initial
stage, it is comparable to the amusement park for Hadley’s children.
Afterwards, it turned out to be a mammoth problem against the parents. Lydia
was very afraid of the atmosphere of the nursery from the beginning of the
story when she saw the death battle between the animals in African veldt. She
told all the story to Mclean and also showed him the situation of the nursery. “Mclean
understood the situation of nursery and advised George to closed nursery as
soon as possible because the real use of nursery was to help children but it
has moved toward the channel to destructive aspiration and also suggested to
closed all the system and go for a picnic with his family” (106). Also added
that all situation was happened because of the overuse of technology. After
that George became angry and turn off most of the machines like shoe polisher,
shoe lacers, body scrubber, massagers of Happylife Home in front of their children.
It created the negative impact on his children mind because setting was like theirs
family. George was going to turn off the nursery but the children begged for a
last moment with Nursery. Lydia also agree with the children and give them last
few minutes with Nursery. But when George was just going to change the clothes
and tell Lydia to take children to Nursery for few minutes. Then Lydia also
move to change clothes. Then parents realized that this sound was coming from
nursery and they rushed into the nursery for the search for their children. But
parents were not able to find their children. Lastly, System closed the door
and parents could not open the door because System was controlled by the
children and lions from African veldt killed them. After some time, David Mclean
arrived and tried to find George and Lydia but not able to find them. Then
Mclean entered the nursery and saw that Peter and Wendy were drinking tea into
their virtual world that they want to stay before. These things show that they
are overly connected with technology and gave more importance to their virtual
life than their parents.

In conclusion, the story of “The
Veldt” is moving around the importance of technology in children’s daily lives,
demolish central way of life of family and how it became the reason of the
death of their parents. Looking at the demerits, the demerits outweigh the
merits.  The moral of the story is that
if people give more priority to any particular thing then it can lead them
towards the destruction.


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