The Great Figure
The Great Figure Technology and Modernization Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (line)
and wheels rumbling
through the dark city (lines 12-13)
The rumbling of the wheels has an ominous quality, like a thunderstorm, and the city is covered in darkness, as if its true nature were hidden from us. We have no idea where the fire truck came from, or where it's going. This kind of uncertainty is characteristic of modern life.