Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17 Summary

After their encounter, Rick has coffee while Rachael bathes. Rachael reveals that androids cannot control their "physical, sensual passions," and that androids typically live for about four years. On their way to the suburbs where Baty and the others hid, Rick discusses his goat and tells Rachael he would marry her if he could. He realizes he will have to stop bounty hunting.

Rachael senses this and tells him that no bounty hunter has been able to continue hunting androids after sleeping with her. The only exception, she reveals, was Phil Resch. Rick realizes he has been used, and Rachael reveals her attempts to stop him from chasing the androids. Rick says he can kill Baty but not the women. Rachael than taunts him but professes not to know why the trap of using a female android works almost every time on bounty hunters. She...

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