1.What do you think happened at the end of the story? Why?
2.What message or moral is Ray Bradbury trying to send his readers about technology (THEME)? Give examples from the story as supporting as evidence.
3.“The Veldt” was published in 1951. It offers a view of what Bradbury predicted family life and technology would be like in the 2000's. Is it an accurate view? Why/why not? What predictions are correct/incorrect? What does he leave out?
BONUS: What might be the significance of the kids’ names?
Sci Fi & Fantasy
Science Fiction as a genre uses extreme settings and conflicts to explore the ethics and consequences of the decisions we make in the here and now. These stories capture our imagination, challenge our perceptions of who we are, and demand that we look critically at the world we live in today so that we can be participants in determining what the world of TOMORROW may look like.