Kurt Vonnegut Epicac Analysis

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The passage from the short story named “EPICAC” by Kurt Vonnegut identifies a computer program named EPICAC who fell in love with a woman and left a gift for the protagonist but ultimately dies in the end. This shows a representation of anthropomorphous through the machine’s dialogue and the protagonist’s narrative. The author is able to humanize the machine by making EPICAC expressing feelings and conduct actions that normal machines cannot do.
EPICAC expresses very bold emotions that only living things could do. “I want to be made out of protoplasm… so Pat will love me” shows his desire to deny fate and become something impossible. Since the time they are born, humans experience common desires and urges to have something that they cannot

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