Ray Bradbury: Short Stories

3. What did the kids used to create in the playroom? Why is it so important to the adults that the room has not changed lately?

Bradbury's "The Veldt"

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The kids used to create nursery tales and pleasant images in the room.

How many times in the last year had he opened this door and found Wonderland, Alice, the Mock Turtle, or Aladdin and his Magical Lamp, or Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz, or Dr. Doolittle, or the cow jumping over a very real-appearing moon-all the delightful contraptions of a make-believe world. How often had he seen Pegasus flying in the sky ceiling.

Now the children seem fixated on Africa and hungry animals. Their is a sense of danger and dread in the room that has not changed in a long time.