Explain the various themes of "The Sound Machine" by Roald Dahl.

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Obsession is undoubtedly one of the main themes in this remarkable short story. Klausner's experiments with the sound machine start off as just a harmless bit of fun. But as he penetrates deeper and deeper into the secrets of nature, he becomes ever more obsessed, spending virtually all of his free time listening in to the previously hidden sounds of the natural world.

It's never explicitly spelled out, but it does seem that...

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