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Question: English & Literature

What does the mechanical hound represent ? In the story Fahrenheit 451

In English & Literature | Asked by Amina-Love
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The Mechanical Hound in Fahrenheit 451 is a robot that sort of looks like a dog, but has eight legs. It hunts down and kills those that are supposedly 'free thinkers'. They are especially good at smelling books, which indicate that someone is becoming a free thinker. The hound is one of many references that the author uses to reinforce the theme of a destructive technology utilized by the government to control its people. 

MHood2 | 279 days ago