Day 5

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Did Rachael take advantage of Deckard, or did Deckard take advantage of her?

    This is a complex question, and in part relies on who you interpret to hold power in the situation. Deckard certainly seems to believe that Rachael took advantage of him: she tried to instill him with empathy for androids, so he'd be unable to kill the other Nexus-Sixes, and he views this as a cruel deception. But considered from Rachael's perspective, her actions are a clever and desperate recourse to save others of her kind, at least one of which she herself has empathy for.

  2. 2

    Deckard says that androids are not alive legally, but they are alive organically. What is the distinction?

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