Imagine four of the last survivors in the world after total destruction, as far as these men are concerned, huddled around a fire searching for meaning. All crowded in a small shelter owned by the oldest (the leader of the group), Dr. Jenkins. Since the life of these four men tends to get a bit boring they are obviously amused by the slightest things. They occupy themselves through book readings from a collection that one
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it is that something such as art, in any form, can change one’s attitude towards their current living conditions. So much that the doctor feels threatened that maybe the young musician is tempted to come back and kill him just to have the phonograph. The story suggests that everyone should know the value of art and use it to erase thoughts that would like to be forgotten for a little while or maybe forever.