Compare And Contrast The Murderer And The Veldt

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Ray Bradbury’s “The Veldt” and “The Murderer” The genre of science fiction usually consists of time travel or the use of advanced technology. Ray Bradbury has shown his knowledge of sci-fi through many of his stories, such as “The Veldt” and “The Murderer”. Even though both of these short stories share similar ideas about the use of technology, they both differ in how technology dictates the lives of everyone. In “The Veldt” and “The Murderer” both of these stories take place in the future. However in “The Veldt” the characters use automated technology in their everyday life, by choice. The nursery that the Hadley’s have is an automated room that takes you to any place you think of. Whatever you think of in the nursery comes to life. The Hadley’s children made the nursery come alive with their thoughts of the African safari.…show more content…
It supposedly helps them with their everyday life. They have watches that plays music and talks to them, and can be used to communicate with others. Instead of anyone having freedom it basically controls their lives. Mr. Brock, the prisoner, tries to go against all of technology. He calls himself the murderer, because he destroys any technology he can get his hands on. He has poured ice cream in his car motor so that it wouldn’t work anymore. He also shot his TV and trashed all the other technology he has. Although both stories have some differences they both have similarities as well. In “The Veldt” the house separated the family. This is due to the fact that the children spent all of their time in the nursery. So when George Hadley decides to close down the nursery the children go insane. The children viewed the nursery as their parents instead of their real parents. In the end of the story the children used the nursery to kill their

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