The Veldt- Written by Ray Bradbury. American writer Ray Bradbury's tale of a family living in a futuristic home with a virtual reality room/nursery for the children
“The walls began to purr and recede into crystalline distance, it seemed, and presently and African veldt appeared” (102). This purring could be from the engines which work the walls, or it could be from the lions which are about to appear.
RESPONSE EXIT SLIP:
I am looking for your ability to:
In “The Veldt,” there is a theme that a dependence on technology will not create the amazing society that many people believe it will.
The technology in this story is intended to make life easier; however, it causes more problems than it eases.
Keep in mind:
This was written in the 1950s, when technology was not nearly as advanced as it is today.
Use the knowledge you gained from the image/article response last day.
Write a paragraph response that makes a case for oragainst Bradbury’s message.
In other words, do you think that technology today adds to or takes away from the overall quality of life?
Be sure to use specific examples from your life, from the book AND from the Simpson’s episode to support your argument.