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Unwise Child Themes

Randall Garrett
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In Unwise Child the human mind is contrasted in an action-adventure setting with two alternative kinds of mentalities — the robot mind and the criminal mind. Although both alternatives have their short-term superiorities, by the end of the novel they are demonstrated to be childish in competition with the reasoning power of the mature human mind. The novel's major theme is wisdom; its minor themes are love and justice. The novel's hero, Michael Gabriel, is wise, and therefore able to love appropriately. Its heroine, Dr. Leda Crannon, is able to do likewise but only at the end of the novel.

Its two villains, the robot "Snookums" and the criminal Ensign Vaneski, are incapable of wisdom or real love.

The robot mind is logical and experimental, but cannot comprehend emotionally loaded issues as the wise mind can. The robot brain, governed by Asimov's famous "three laws" of robotics (a sort...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Unwise Child from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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