Analysis Of Philip K. Dick's The Minority Report

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Philip K. Dick’s successful short story The Minority Report construes a post-crime system called Precrime. Precrime police officers prevent homicides with the aid of precog mutants; precrime methodology has boldly and successfully abolished the post-crime system of jails and fines. Mutants: Mike, Donna, and Jerry’s every utterance and syllables were analyzed, compared, and reassembled in form of visual symbols, transcribed on punch cards, then ejected into various coded slots. This research paper will discuss three points: Who really has knowledge and power, comparing the differences how The Minority Report and today’s society treat different people and the rudimentary balance of finding solutions. The physical needs of the precog’s were…show more content…
In today’s society many make the mistake by thinking special people simply don’t understand and these same mistakes are made in Philip K. Dick’s The Minority Report. Precrime Commissioner John A. Anderton stated: “They don’t understand any of it, but we do.” Dick, Philip K. (1953) The Minority Report. Online copy. (Pg. 2-2). They being: the three precogs. While, we representing: the normal proportion of humanity. Jerry was originally diagnosed and classified as a hydrocephalic idiot. “Jerry had been classified as a hydrocephalic idiot but when he reached the age of six the psych testers had identified the precog talent, buried under layers of tissue corrosion.” Dick, Philip K. (1953) The Minority Report. Online copy. (Pg. 12-12). This precog could have gone unnoticed if not for the psych testers that identified his precog…show more content…
Dick’s, many characteristic groups had their own sets of strengths and weaknesses, such as the Precrime associates being physically strong and the three Precogs being mentally strong. The two groups were battling each other without fully realizing. The physical was trying to dominate the metal. “They don’t understand any of it, but we do.” Stated Precrime Commissioner John A. Anderton. Dick, Philip K. (1953) The Minority Report. Online copy. (Pg. 2-2). They being: the three precogs. While, we representing: the normal proportion of
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