Fahrenheit 451

What is the most prominent feature of the machine used to pump Mildred’s stomach and why is this feature significant?

Part one : the hearth and the salamander

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It had an Eye. The impersonal operator of the machine could, by wearing a special optical helmet, gaze into the soul of the person whom he was pumping out. What did the Eye see? He did not say. He saw but did not see what the Eye saw.


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