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House for Sale in Allendale, CA. Asking Price- $115,000,000

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Mood

In "The Veldt," George and Lydia Hadley are worried that their house may be replacing them as the caregivers of their children. For example, on page three, the author writes, "That's just it. I feel like I don't belong here. The house is wife and mother now, and nursemaid. Can I compete with an African Veldt? Can I give a bath and scrub the children as efficiently or quickly as the automatic scrub bath can? I cannot. And it isn't just me. It's you. You've been awfully nervous lately." "I suppose I have been smoking too much." In this quote, George and Lydia Hadley are concerned that the house is able to provide a higher quality of care for their children than they can. The parents start to fell useless. This sets the relationship between the house and the parents back. This establishes a mood of tension for the story.

Forshadowing