The Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep By Philip K. Dick

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Dalai Lama accurately describes what a healthy relationship between man and nature is when she stated that “It is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the world in which we all live.” Unlike Lama’s beliefs about the environment, Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep portrays the consequences and chaos revolving around an unhealthy relationship humanity has with the Earth. At first, one might assume that the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick describes the correlation between humanity and the power of empathy. Indeed, this view may be supported by the interactions between Rick Deckard, the protagonist, and the androids he encounters, and how his beliefs about humanity…show more content…
However, Bill is not satisfied with any Rick’s offers and declines the transaction. When analyzing this scene through an ecocritical lens, retailing and profiting from animals is an ordinary and frequent interaction that many individuals from the novel participate in. Therefore, this act of profiting from animals shows that many individuals looked at other living creatures as a method of business. In addition, many people in this time period could not afford living animals, therefore, it was a common practice for many to buy robotic animals to make the appearance of owning a real animal to raise one’s financial power. In the text, after Rick’s attempts to negotiate with Bill, he decides to demand Bill to give him the foul because if Bill did not give him the newborn horse, he would be violating Mercer’s law, since Rick did not have any real animals. However, Bill does not know that Rick’s animals are synthetic, causing Rick to show to Bill “the concealed control panel of the mechanism” (Dick 11). Bill realizes that Rick owns a fake animal and felt sorry for him “You poor guy. Has it always been this way?” (Dick 11). Subsequently, when Rick exposes himself, Bill felt pitiful towards Rick’s financial position since he could not afford a real animal, furthermore, this scene shows that society looks down upon owning a fake animal. Proving that these
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