Machines Like Me Symbols & Objects

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Adam

Adam's character symbolizes the blurred line between human and machine. Because Adam is an artificial human, he challenges each of the characters to reconsider their moral and ethical principles. Though he is technically a technological mechanism, originates as a sort of toy for Charlie, Adam proves himself capable of many of the same intellectual and emotional capacities of his human counterparts. The author uses his character to explore what it means to exploit any being, to illustrate the dangers of technology, as well as the ways in which advancement might exaggerate the individual's fallibility.

Mark

Mark's character symbolizes a superior embodiment of human understanding and innocence. His youthful and uninhibited spirit prove to his adult counterparts the fragility of childhood. Through Mark, the author shows the purity of mind and body each individual is in danger of losing. Mark also allows Miranda and Charlie to imagine...

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