Summary: Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep

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Cicily Byas EN 210 Prof. Murray Friday, Feb. 28, 2015 Have you ever wondered if androids had souls? Feelings? If so, how would they go about feeling the everyday human emotion; but even then the question would always be “What makes a human, human?” In the book, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? the main emotion that separates droids from humans is the emotion of empathy. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of what another person is experiencing from within someone else’s frame of reference or just simply being able to look at the world through someone else’s eyes. Though androids weren’t born exactly like those of naturally born people, they have no type of memory which caused their emotions to become unstable. They are sometimes provided with fake memories or recordings of things that…show more content…
Phil Resch believes that he himself is a an actual human being; even a bounty hunter but all of that is changed when Deckard shows him that what he believes is the real deal is certainly a lie. Resch keeps a real live pet squirrel in his pocket and loves it a lot. When he finds out from Deckard that there is evidence that he himself might be an android, he seems to worry as much about the squirrel as about himself. Majority of Phil’s emotions come from how he feels about his squirrel and the outcome of things, even after he’s been retired. In Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, there are a series of circumstances that show important standards of humanity is being tested among those who are human and androids. These situations are far more complicated since both androids and humans are being compared to one another. It also seems as though androids act “more human” than the actual humans. It seems as though humans show no type of emotion at all, while the “andy’s” are capable of showing more empathy than any other
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