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'The Secret of the Machines' by Rudyard Kipling talks about the life of machines from their own perspective, as the title suggests. In today's society, people rely on machines for even the easiest of tasks. Machines have taken over all the chores in the human world, which has introduced a lot of benefits in terms of productivity. But when human beings surrender to machines, it can cause problems. Human beings put a lot of effort to create machines by cutting, extracting, filing etc. But once the process is finished, they forget that they have the mastermind behind all the creativity and become slaves to machines. Machines may perform all the tasks of humans, but they cannot do one major thing such that they cannot understand or express any emotions. It is a call out by Kipling to all human beings to understand that they are the ones who control the machines and not the other way around.