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Rick's Lack Of Empathy

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The initial flaw seen in Rick's character was his lack of empathy. By presenting empathy as a fine yet vicious quality, Dick suggests that with or without empathy, Rick along with the rest of the population will unite under the truth that they will never be as pure as they wish. Rick conducts an empathy test with a suspected android; Luba Lift. Voicing his ignorance he states "An android doesn’t care what happens to another android. That’s one of the indications we look for" (pg 42). Dick reveals that, of the androids Rick deals with, some of them display more empathy for their own kind and in some cases, for the humans they develop bonds with as well. Subsequently, Rick retires the last three androids. Christopher Sims notes, “he returns
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