I, Robot Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the Three Laws of Robotics as an organizing principle and unifying theme for Asimov's works. What are the three laws, and what short story (included in I, Robot) first introduced them? How do the laws apply in the stories of the collection? What do they symbolize in our contemporary world?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the point of view of the narrative and the role of the narrator in the novel. How does the narrator’s point of view affect the reader? Do you empathize with the narrator? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the setting of New York in the year 2057. How has robot development evolved in Asimov’s futuristic world? Given that Asimov wrote the book in 1950, what do you make of his vision of the future? Is it realistic?

Essay Topic 4

Describe and analyze the setting of “Robbie.” Is this setting...

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