Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Discussion Questions

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Do some research into the pieces of art and music mentioned in the novel. What is the significance of the paintings of Edvard Munch or Mozart's The Magic Flute to the themes or plot of the novel?

Based on the evidence provided by the novel, what moral distinctions do you think can be made between life and simulated-life? Make sure to cite examples from the text.

Pretend you are a Martian colonist or an Earth native in Dick's world. Write an essay arguing for or against the abolition of androids.

Consider the depiction of sexuality and sex roles in the novel: compare Rachael to Pris or Iran or Irmgard. Argue whether Dick is misogynist (a woman-hater) or exaggerating inequality to make an effective commentary. Consider the idea of having sex with the enemy-and then killing "her"? What does this say about our...

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