House for Sale
House for Sale in Allendale, CA. Asking Price- $115,000,000
For Sale now for $115,000,000
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.
In "The Veldt" George and Lydia Hadley have internal (Man versus self) conflict with themselves because they feel that they are not good enough to compete with the house as being a good caregiver for the children. For example, on page two, George Hadley says to Lydia Hadley, "Lets get out of this sun," he said. "This is a little too real. But I don't see anything wrong." "Wait a moment, you'll see," said his wife." This quote shows the early stages of the conflict when the parents start to wonder why the children spend their time in a Veldt for fun.
Point of View