Reading Journal #3

One of the main themes than I noticed while reading “Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep” by Philip K. Dick is empathy. Dealing with his job as bounty hunter, Dick had to have no empathy towards androids, especially the nexus-06. But throughout the story, we realize that Dick started to feel the empathy towards androids (humans and animal form), and that’s when he saw his fellow bounty hunter Phil killing an android with no mercy. So this twist of Dick’s emotions or feelings towards androids was impressive, especially that he was so eager to kill them in order to make money to buy an expensive animal. Not to forget that at the end, dick had an electrical toad, and was taking care of it as if it was real.

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