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Will Boas Writer’s Journal 1/19/2011 There was one select passage in “The Veldt” that stuck out to me when doing a close reading. The parents begin to realize that the children are acting differently, specifically more assertive and disrespectful. George Hadley, the father in the story, suggests to the children that it should be a good idea to shut down all the technology in the house, but the children are very opposed to it. The son responds in saying “that would be dreadful! Would I have to tie my own shoes instead of letting the shoe tier do it? And brush my own teeth and comb my hair and give myself a bath?”
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Unformatted text preview: He went on to say “I don’t want to do anything but listen and smell; what else is there to do?” Bradbury is making a cultural argument in saying that people value their technology and personal belongings over human interaction. This assertion has gained strength as technology has become more advanced. People feel as if their technology can supplant human interaction, and as a result they see people as unimportant. This could definitely something I could see myself writing my Inquiry I about. It is something that I can relate to, and something that I am passionate about enough to write a paper about....
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