Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Rick begins administering the test on Rachael. He explains that she will be asked a series of questions in a limited time, during which a sensor disk and a small beam of light will measure her responses. The questions deal with images of dead animals, designed to shock people in a society where animals are highly valued. However, Rachael's responses barely register at first and then taper off to nothing although she does react to a question about abortion, which, we learn, is illegal in post war society.

After several questions, Rick stops the test and tells Rachael and Eldon Rosen that she is an android. The two refuse to confirm whether she is or not, insisting that she failed the empathy test because she was raised apart from other humans on a cargo ship in space. They note that she stays in the building most of...

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