Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? | Study Guide

Philip K. Dick

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do-androids-dream-of-electric-sheep-philip-k-dicko much for the distinction between authentic living humans and humanoid constructs. Deckard, Chapter 12Sources: Biography.com, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Hugo Awards, IMDbCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.Rick DeckardMiddle-aged bounty hunter Wilbur MercerLeader of Mercerism—a new religionIran DeckardConflicted womanSPOUSESBETRAYERFUSES WITHACQUAINTANCESRachael RosenManipulative android John IsidoreMentally limited humanMain CharactersA prolific science fiction author, Dick was known for crafting wild stories about characters trapped in shifting realities. Heavily influenced by his drug use, mental illness, and philosophical beliefs, Dicks novels provided inspiration for science fiction films such as Blade Runner and Total Recall.PHILIP K. DICK1928-82AuthorMinutes of Blade Runner Dick saw in a rough cut version—but he died a few months before its release~20Novels Dick wrote over three decades36Year Blade Runner—the film adaptation of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?was released 1982Year Dick won the Hugo Award for The Man in the High Castle1963Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?by the NumbersThe Fake ToadEmbodies the blurred line between the real and artificial The Voigt-Kampff TestRepresents the attempt to separate androids from humanity The Fake SheepSymbolizes Deckards hollow life SymbolsSet on an Earth devastated by nuclear war, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? follows bounty hunter Rick Deckard through the longest day of his life. Deckard has to find six androids who can pass for human, prove they are not people, and kill them. Along the way, Deckard must determine who is human and what is real.Who Can Tell Humans from Androids?THEMESRealityThe line between the real and artificial is blurred.HumanityCharacters represent different versions of humanity.Isolation, Connection & Empathy People long for connection and shared empathy.CapitalismCorporations produce more androids despite the consequences.EnglishOriginal Language1968Year PublishedPhilip K. Dick AuthorDo Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?Science FictionNovel

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