1. What is established at the opening of the novel?
The beginning of the novel establishes the relationship between Lije and Enderby. They are colleagues and college friends. Enderby still dictates what Lije does in the workplace, but is looking out for Lije by considering the ways Lije can get promoted and gain familial privileges.
2. Often foreshadowing is not apparent until later, but there are usually reasons an author mentions something trivial because it foreshadows something later: What is one thing that may be foreshadowing?
Enderby broke his glasses three days earlier and the way the author includes details about this problem seems to suggest that it foreshadows or figures in some way further in the novel.
3. How does it seem that Lije reacts to the idea of having a robot for a partner?
The feelings Lije shares for robots seems dismissive. He finds them a source of irritation. He has no desire to work with a robot, and does not even like the fact there are robots already in the police Department filing papers.
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