Corruption of Technology
From remote control blinds, to hands-free vehicles, the tech-sawy world is growing throughout our generations. Slowly but surely the people of today are becoming more and more dependent on technology to do daily tasks for them. The parents are blindly raising the children of the new generation with technology because of the convenience, and popularity it has within society. The children are learning everything from the television and computers rather than their parents.
Soon enough parenthood will completely be taken over with the power of technology without otice. Ray Bradburys “The Veldt” echoes the authors’ disagreement with the over- reliance of technology as it employs a conflicted family torn between technology to address the theme of dependence on machines as it corrupts a family unit. In Bradburys story, the empowerment within the parents of the technology-craving children causes conflict that corrupts a family-unit from the over-reliance on technology to help with convenient everyday tasks.
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The parents George and Lydia are so oblivious to the children being formed by the tech-sawy house that “Clothed and ed and rocked them to sleep and played and sang and was good to them. ” From the familys’ point of view, the house is Just a helpful hand that brought less stress and more play in the nursery that “caught the telepathic emanations of the children’s minds and created life to fill their every desire” (Bradbury). The children Wendy and Peter witnessed more than their parents could imagine at such a young age. The children’s fantasies become reality, and they would never imagine it being taken away from them