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Reading Journal #3- Close Analysis of COS 2/27/14

One part of the novel that stuck with me was when Clousarr struck R.Daneel.  Baley reacted in a way that was defensive.  He exclaimed “What the devil”, and he then “snatched violently at Clousarr”.  Baley knows that Daneel is a robot, but acts as though that blow could have injured him.  Baley was either beginning to connect to Daneel, or the thin line that made him an android was forgotten momentarily.

Daneel then apologizes for hurting Clousarr’s hand. The moment passes and both men remember he is an android again.  Clousarr then compares Baley to an android and any bond between Danell and Baley is broken.  The officers were working pretty well in unison and Clousarr broke it up,  This moment showed that life with both androids and humans working together is possible, but not with extremists among them.

Reading Journal #2 Thomas Quinn

One moment that really stuck with me was when Lije’s wife, Jesse, came clean about her meetings with the Environmentalists.  She was so bitter about Baley stripping her name of any power she thought that it held, so she went behind his back.  Jezebel is a name associated with “painted lady’s” in the Bible, or prostitutes.  Her final act of getting made up before leaving the station showed her indignation as a woman of status (higher up than most) in the face of her self-exposition.  She may have went behind Baley’s back because he made her feel trapped and stripped of power; but in the end she kept her role as a faithful wife.