Although the society is obsessed with technology and ignores nature, many frightening mechanical devices are modeled and named after animals, such as the mechanical hound. The hound is robot in the shape of a dog represents the control of the government, and a watchful eye that knows right from wrong. “It doesn’t think anything we don’t want it to think” (Bradbury 27). This clarifies that the mechanical hound serves as a satiric metaphor for Montag and his dystopian society. It is programmed by the government to act and function as if it were a human being: however, the hound does not have any original thoughts or emotions, but enforces the laws and punishes the ones that don 't follow it.
After the death of the dog’s master, Boardman Hawes shows how the people start saying that now this dog has something “sombre” only because his owner had it (Paragraph 5). People judge the dog by his background and company, not by who he is. The dog response to the people’s thoughts is fear, showing a defensive position appealing to his survival instincts. Because of this fear he is not able to interact with the people, as they also think that he is the devil, provoking more fear. “Some said he was hunting with the spirit of his lost master; some, that he was a devil incarnate.” (Paragraph 7).
This makes it out to be a deadly foe, until it meets the likes of Montag Guy who vanquishes the beast. The Hound impacts and is relevant to the world around us for three reasons: it symbolizes how we upset nature in today’s time, government control of technology, and that there is an almighty power constantly watching us with the power to eliminate us. Many machines are personified in this story to represent an animal. The Hound of course represents a dog. When Ray Bradbury wrote and published this story back in 1953 (SparkNotes Editors) this was his way of showing us how humanity has begun to treat nature which has become unforgivable and will soon be the death of us.
Technology is also a part of the paradox. The mechanical hound is described as “the dead beast, the living beast” (Bradbury 11). Although it is a machine, its description is usually related to human attributes; the mechanical hound “slept”, “lived” and “thinks”. Sometimes the firemen play with him, and Montag believes that the hound does not like him. It is clear that they interact with it as if it was a real dog, forgetting that it is a
Following the fall, Frisk is almost like a young person from the provinces who the entire time is trying to get back to the human world. The beasts act as mentors to keep Frisk from being a complete outcast and even a hunting group of companions in the end. In the end of the battle of good and evil the enemy is truly a creature of nightmare who in the end has an ultimately good heart. Foster states that “there’s no such thing as a wholly original piece of literature,” as all stories draw from others. (Foster 24) This drawing of conclusions shows that being a friendly beast is only an aspect of a character.
Lennie kills the puppy as he as done before with animals such as mice. Not on purpose of course but because he doesn’t know his own strength. The death of the puppy is a parallel for the fate that awaits him later. Like the Puppy he is innocent and unaware of the things around him that could potentially hurt him. Candy’s dog is more of a warning to everyone rather than just Lennie.
Even with support from George, he was less than human. He had a mental capacity similar to an animal, this was portrayed in his descriptions where he was compared to a bear and when he acted like a dog and in the way that he habitually associated himself with other animals, the mice and puppies. Steinbeck’s portrayal of Lennie and his life additionally demonstrates that there is no mercy for anyone who cannot keep up with the rest of society. You must work to make money and be successful and you must understand and abide by the laws in order to be accepted into the world and lead a productive life. Anyone who is unable to do so will be conquered by natural selection.
George orwell took capital punishment and exposed the wrong in taking an innocent life in his essay titled The Hanging. In Orwell’s essay The hanging, he tells the story of a puny Hindu man that was due to be hanged. Orwell used a dog to metaphorically represent the voice of reason that kept nagging at the guards constantly while they walked through the gallows. This particular essay also proves his superiority in political writing and dystopian societies due to his effectiveness of the dog representing the opposition to capital punishment. He purposely chose the dog, to be the only one noticing the immorality in capital punishment all while the human beings were carelessly, and unmindfully taking the life of another human being.
Rejected by his creator, the monster seeks shelter, however, he is disoriented and with the basic concepts that will allow him to survive. He is on his own in the wilderness where he finds a shed that is neighboring a cottage to a european family. He watches them and learns their language. He grows very fond of this family, even though, they have no idea of his existence. The monster believes these people “are the most excellent creatures in the world” and builds courage to speak to the father who is blind.
To others, it is natural for him to do the deed because of his talent, however, it is very difficult for Atticus to shoot the dog because of his hatred of both guns and his natural talent because it gives “...him an unfair advantage over most living things” so he “...he decided he wouldn’t shoot until he had to” (130). For him to be able to finish the job means that he set aside his very strong sense of morals and his goal to teach his children morals in order to protect his town. Since the dog represents the racism of Maycomb, Atticus both symbolically rose up against racism by killing the dog and literally by defending a black man. When the rabid dog came to Maycomb, everyone in the town cowardly ran into the safety of their house and locked everything up, except for Atticus. No one stands up to the evilness of racism even if they do not agree with it, such as Mrs. Maudie, who had clear opposition to racism.