DISCUSS: In paragraph 45 George says, “They live for the nursery.”

1. DISCUSS: In paragraph 45 George says, “They live for
the nursery.” In this story, how is the author using one
of the conventions of science fiction – futuristic
technology or scientific advancements – to offer
commentary on human behavior?

The veldt

ANSWER:

The above sentence is from the Novel titled The Veldt. The Nursery has a double meaning.

What does the Nursery Mean in the Veldt?
On one hand, it means the possibilities that technology creates, on the other, it also means the loss of control or self-absorption that comes with using its power: the danger of electing technology over humanity.

Hence, George states that because of human behavior, it is possible for humans to misuse the nursery by becoming overtly focused on it rather than other humans.