Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep Analysis

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What does it actually mean to be a human or an android in a physical and emotion sense? In Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep the world has been totally devastated by a nuclear war that has came to be known, World War Terminus. Androids are moving around Earth as humans did once before, but a certain section of them have become “rogue” androids. See many humans had the opportunity to emigrate to Mars instead of staying on Earth and in doing so androids were brought to Mars to assist humans. Subsequently many of androids that were supposed to go to Mars actually become rogue and stayed on Earth. Rick Deckard the main character of the novel is a bounty hunter that solely tries to retire rouge androids. The novel tries to make it seem like Rick Deckard is not actually killing the androids by using the word retiring but it is actually the same thing. In Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Philip K. Dick uses Rick Deckard as a catalyst to show how empathy, human emotion, and how morality and human relationships affect what it means to be a human. Rick Deckard becomes unhappy with a his wife and often has a very nihilistic attitude. He doesn’t really care about a lot of things in his life. Rick starts to contemplate empathy when his wife, Iran, tells him what she thinks of his line of work., “You’re worse, his wife said, he eyes still shut. You’re a murderer hired by the cops. I’ve never killed a human being in my life” (Dick 1). Iran thinks that Rick does not have empathy
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