Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep Summary

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Thesis Phillip K. Dick uses various methods in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep to enable its readers to discern the ultimate theme that humans are gradually losing humanity. Body A. Humanity ceases to exist as humans lose the ability to construct their own identities. i. Dick exhibits the influence of the Penfield mood organ in order to emphasize human dependency on technology. a. The influence of the Penfield mood organ on Iran Deckard - “But then I realized how unhealthy it was, sensing the absence of life… they called it ‘absence of appropriate affect” (Dick 5) - “I programmed an automatic resetting for three hours later… Awareness of the manifold possibilities open to me in the future” (Dick 6) b. Iran Deckard is entirely dependent on the mood organ to formulate her concept of identity and individuality.…show more content…
She rather chooses to find the setting for despair on the mood organ to help her feel hopeless about the emptiness that surrounds her. She even makes further use of the mood organ by finding a setting for hope after the depression. - Iran’s complete dependency on technology to form her emotions implies that technology, rather than her humaneness, constructs her identity because identity can be defined in terms of one’s ability to feel emotion. This in turn conveys that humans are losing human identity. ii. Likewise, Dick implicates the significance of the television set and its propaganda to indicate that humans are unable to construct their own identities. a. The influence of propaganda on society, especially John
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