The mural painting represents a message that also represents the kind of society and surrounding that Wehling find’s himself in.
In the short story, 2 B R 0 2 B, the author has created a utopia society where in there are no wars, no poverty, no disease; just happiness, openness and freedom. However, all good packages come with a caution.
Here the caution is that when a new life is about to come into the world, an existing person has to volunteer to give up his or her life in order to accommodate that life in the existing world, read USA, which has coined the policy that it now just sustain a certain amount of lives in the country so as to make it a fulfilling life.
As the story progresses, it creates a scene where in a 200-year-old painter is drawing a mural, depicting all the pioneers and doctors who support and also make sure this policy is being followed.
However, Wehling ends up killing the pioneer of the policy and a government officer, as well as himself in order to make place for his newborn triplets.
This depicts that as mural paintings are paintings that show ideal ideas and scenarios, maintaining the same becomes the irony for the people to follow the same.
Call and response, which is deeply deep-rooted in African-American musical traditions, is displayed by having a succession of 2 distinct phrases whereby the second phrase makes a right away discuss, or responds to the primary.