In this packet, students are asked to read "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury and answer the questions that follow.
"The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury
George and Lydia Hadley are parents of Wendy and Peter Hadley. They spare no expense at providing their children with the best that technology can offer. Their house is completely computerized. There are machines to fry eggs, generate food, sweep the house and bathe the children. Perhaps the most outstanding aspect of the Hadley house is the nursery; a room that turns the children's imagination to reality.
At the beginning of the story, Lydia and George step into the nursery and find an African veldt. They witness lions feed on prey. Then, the lions charge at the couple. The couple run out of the room and slam the door. Concerned with their children's imagination, they consider shutting down the nursery. The children do not agree with this and take matters into their own hands.