Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Summary and Analysis: Chapter 12

Philip K. Dick

Summary and Analysis: Chapter 12

Summary
As Resch and Deckard make their way to Luft, Resch continues to discuss the possibility that he's an android. When they arrive, Resch asks Deckard if he’s ever known of an android to own a pet. Deckard responds that he is only aware of two instances in which androids have owned pets. In each case the android has failed to keep the animal alive because of the lack of genuine nurturing provided by the androids. Resch then inquires about whether or not his pet squirrel would require such nurturing because he is only a rodent.

Resch and Deckard spot Luft and approach quietly. Luft reacts with surprise at seeing Deckard, whom she thought was arrested. Deckard introduces her to Resch and...

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