Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Summary and Analysis: Chapter 5

Philip K. Dick

Summary and Analysis: Chapter 5

Deckard applies the various components of his testing equipment to Rachel Rosen. He informs the Rosens that he’ll be asking questions involving a variety of social situations, but that only her involuntary eye muscle and capillary reactions will be measured. During the questioning, Deckard realizes that Rachel Rosen’s verbal responses do not reflect her uncontrollable physical responses. She is physically unaffected by questions involving animal cruelty, although her verbal responses are seemingly well rehearsed and appropriately stated. Partway through the questioning, Deckard quits and states that he has concluded that she is indeed an android. Rachel and her uncle argue that the Voigt-Kampff...

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