After all, we know what happens when children are indulged in, yes?
Well, let's see if it agrees with your expectations (Cause) and results (Effect) if you have children who have their own special holographic room for fun and escape. You can be a welcome guest.
Yes, I think the parents of my generation--and the generation after ours--spoiled their children--in a lot of ways, especially about respect for their elders, their attitude toward authority, and in regard to academic values. Certainly in this story, Mr. and Mrs. Hadley have spoiled their two children--and that's not good parenting technique. I have my reasons for my displeasure, among which are my years in teaching--and a little reminder from a friend, Mr. Ray Bradbury, whom we met earlier on a dinosaur hunt. This time, Mr. Bradbury has a different prey in mind: parents--and they're being stalked in the holographic children's nursery room that has been programmed to...The Veldt.
So, for your literary response: is there a connection to not raising children with responsibilities for their actions? How does this reflect in your life? Children as young as 3 aren't the only ones--so are many young adults. Is there really a reason to insist on not treating everyone so special so that they get whatever they want? Just take a walk in the Veldt and think about your answer. And yes: there is every reason to know this story concept is real--but it's just told in a different way. Matricide and patricide is not unknown in our culture here in the U.S.
Reluctantly he locked the huge door. "You've been working too hard. You need a rest."
The house lights followed her like a flock of fireflies. Too late, he realized he had forgotten to lock the nursery door after his last inspection.
George Hadley looked in at the changed scene. "Go to bed," he said to the children.
David McClean laughed dryly. "Hardly." He turned to study all four walls. "How long has this been going on?"