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Post by Xinyuan Xing on May 11, 2015

Hi Mr.Gonzaga
Really nice lecture! I love this kind of learning. It's not just cramming,  but also creativity, not just input, but output as well.Thank you a lot.

Wish you all the best.

A student who struggling and enjoying reading

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Last reply by: Professor Gonzaga
Tue May 12, 2015 8:54 AM

Post by Xinyuan Xing on May 11, 2015

George has an authoratarian parenting style, which is characterized by his strict rule and harsh punishment without reasonable explanation to his children. This parenting style combined with a lack of warmth and nursing lead to his tragic ending. Though he is generous to his child in his buying an exorbitantly expensive nursery to "help with their neurosis", deep inside he considered his children as his subordinate, his possesion and something not to be treated seriously. Quote: "Children are  carpets,  they should be  stepped on
occasionally? We've never lifted a hand. They're insufferable - let's admit
it." George and his wife (who said their children "act ridiculously") never stand in their children's shoes and feel their hatred, instead they impose their thoughts on the kids because they think their just "children" to be ruled. Finally, George's abrupt switching off the house intensifies the children's hatred, this leading to their revenge and his own tragedy.

Short Story Recap: The Veldt

  • About Ray Bradbury, the Author
  • The Veldt as a Hollywood Three Act

Short Story Recap: The Veldt

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • About the Author 0:13
    • Ray Bradbury
  • About the Short Story 1:12
    • The Veldt, aka The World Children Made Better
    • Cost
    • Influence
    • Hollywood Three Act
  • The Veldt: Act One, Part 1 2:52
    • Part 2
    • Part 3
  • The Veldt: The First Doorway 5:57
    • Protagonist
  • The Veldt: Act 2, Part 1 6:56
    • Part 2
    • Part 3
  • The Veldt 3 10:23
  • Assignment 10:53