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    When discussing something like how a particular text "represents" something as broad as "women," there are lots of different factors to take into account before deciding on your particular point of...

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  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    The central theme of this powerful work of science fiction is what is the value of a life and how do we determine what is human and what isn't. The reader is presented with a world where there is...

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  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    What is so fascinating about the world that Dick creates in this novel is that initially binary opposites between human and android are created and set up, but these are only torn down later on in...

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  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    Mercerism is the fictional dominant religion depicted in Philip Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? This religion was brought about by the religious cult figure, Wilbur Mercer. Mercer...

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    This is another never-ending argument among fans of Blade Runner and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Rick Deckard is a very complicated character. He is a character whose essence contains many...

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  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    Other than killing their human masters on Mars in order to escape their forced slavery, the androids who have escaped to Earth only to be hunted by bounty hunter Rick Deckard seem far more human...

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  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    The central theme of this excellent work, which was, of course, made into the film Bladerunner starring Harrison Ford, is the nature of humanity. What makes us human? And in particular, when we are...

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  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    Animals symbolism is quite strong in this novel. The animal that first disappeared according to the novel is owl. The owl usually symbolises wisdom. Another animal symbol is sheep that can...

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    One of the primary themes of Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is the nature of the post-apocalyptic world and its terrible hardships--kind of a utopia in reverse. In Do...

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  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    What a great question! I think vision of dystopia remains with us, because for all the talk of progress and a bright future, we see constant set backs and glimpses of complete chaos. Every time...

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  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    It's really the center of the book; what seperates the androids from the humans? What makes you human? This is a keynote in almost all the works by Phillip K. Dick. The interesting thing is, that...

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  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    No, they are two different people. Mercer is a charismatic figure whom people have begun to worship. Isidore is one of Mercer's disciples. See the summary and character analysis in eNotes (linked...

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  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    The story is told in third person limited. This means the narrator is not a character in the story and gives the reader the thoughts of two of the characters. We learn about the other characters by...

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    This is an element of Dick's novel that suggests that Deckard is more machine than human: in the first paragraph, the "merry" surge of electricity brings Deckard to life, perhaps alluding...

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  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    Resch fears that he may be an android because he loves to kill. Here is a the character analysis of Resch that you will find on the eNotes link below, as well as that of all the other characters:...

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  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    A fine question. Sure, if humans dream of humans, androids should dream of themselves. However, a classic cure for insomnia was to count sheep. (The idea is essentially to bore yourself to death.)...

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    It symbolizes himself and humanity (both the quality and the race). He can't tell reality from constructs any more, but he knows that something about the toad is precious. Perhaps it is the act of...

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    Decker saves a toad.

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    I would argue that three things combine to make Dick's fun book postmodern. First, the slippage between the real and the virtual. This is an essential element of postmodernism for some theorists....

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