DiTommaso, Lorenzo. “Redemption in Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle.” Science Fiction Studies 26 (1999): 91-119.
DiTommaso argues that Dick’s novel, The Man in the High Castle, has three points that relate to methodology. The first point he makes includes the themes that portray Christianity. The second point was not only to prove that using the I-Ching made it essential to understand the connection between Gnostics and Christianity. The third point made is how the this novel is not entirely about a deeper meaning tribute to any other work by Dick, and these other novels need to be compared and contrasted individually. The concept brought up is about how the I-Ching keeps up with the Christian tradition. Do people in general have free will or does fate win out and control people? By the end it is made prevalent that we as a human race need to accept out fate, but as well as put work towards it. The author discusses how a worldview of these religious connections makes being alive an instinctive feeling. This source could be used to appeal to the reader’s moral interpretation of how reality works. It shows how the Pauline theology is combined with Christianity. These theories are made because they are very important in decoding dicks thoughts and reasoning’s.
Hayles, N. Katherine. “Metaphysics and Metafiction in The Man in the High Castle.” In Philip K. Dick. Eds. Greenberg et al. New York: Taplinger 1983, pp. 53-71.
Hayles argues that Dick’s novel, The
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