English22 Reason by Asimov

English22 Reason by Asimov - "Reason Study Questions Isaac...

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“Reason” Study Questions Isaac Asimov --- Reading Questions: Choose two to answer with a short but thoughtful paragraph, but be ready to discuss the others, too. These will be collected for points. “Reason” 1. You can’t read this story without thinking about Frankenstein, despite the fact that Asimov himself said he despised the worn-out theme of robots run rampant. How does the story comment on the relationship between the creator (or the creator species, at least) and the creature (QT-1 or “Cutie”)? The relationship between the earthmen and the positronic robot consist of mostly arguments on each being’s existence and purpose. Cutie figures out on his own his most logical explanation for his and all the robots’ existences because their centered attention was to operate a main control machine. Thus, he writes out all other irrational explanations the creators threw at him, because he is more confident in his conclusion than they are. For instance, after many meetings Donovan contemplates whether Cutie is
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