Fahrenheit 451 Quote Analysis

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Montag is afraid of the hound, and he believes it will attack him. A major theme is technology, and the hound is a machine. The mechanical hound is programmed to function as if it were a living being, but has no original thoughts or motives nor does it like or dislike. The hound seems to represent the government, and just like the government it eliminates any person that opposes rules that have been created. Montag believes it was programmed to be aggressive toward him. Ray Bradbury uses animal imagery in this dialogue with the machine. It provides a paradox where the hound can be both a machine and an animal, and it is both alive and dead. There is irony and foreshadowing also in this quote. The irony in the quote is found when they are talking
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