Through this test or “Examination,” run by the government. This test or “Examination,” is to eliminate people who smarter than others or stupid than others. On the text says that we know Dickie or Richard Jordan is a good boy and smart. After took this test or “Examination,” Dickie stated to be Death, which means he has been eliminated by the government. Another idea that prsented in here where Dickie enter the dim and cold room within the government building. The cold room is a symbolic disticntion of taken away from humanity. Which Dickie is being taken from his house into the control of a frightening, overpowering government.