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What Does For A Breath I Tarry Mean

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The short story For a Breath I Tarry by Zelazny demonstrates how no matter how much knowledge an individual possesses; physical and mental feelings are worth much more. Zelazny also shows that there is more to life than just knowledge; the ability to perceive, to feel, to be curious and to feel fear is much more complex and intriguing.
To start off, Zelazny portrays humanity as complicated and unknown almost like a UFO. The protagonists differentiate themselves and humans with emotion and feeling. Furthermore, machines do not comprehend feelings, physical or emotional. At the beginning, it is believed that the machines can learn about humanity by reading “His books”, “films and tapes” ,as well as, “some artifacts”(441). As the story goes

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