Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1 Summary

The chapter begins with the protagonist Rick Deckard waking up in the morning. We learn that he has been awakened by something called a mood organ, and he gets out of bed immediately. He then attempts to wake up his wife Iran, who does not wish to wake up. The two begin a discussion of the settings of their mood organ, and Iran accuses him of being a murderer.

Rick disputes this claim by saying that he does not kill people, and his wife notes that he only kills "andys" (which we later learn means androids). Rick says that he would like to save his money to buy a sheep. We also learned that the mood organ could be used to create moods, and that both he and Iran can "dial" moods such as rage for happiness. Rather than fight with his wife...

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