Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Essay — First Draft Topics 1. Do Do Android

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Essay — First Draft
Topics
1. Do Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and Blade Runner have different themes/ideas? What are they? IF YOU CHOOSE THIS TOPIC, YOU WILL NEED TO DISCUSS BLADE RUNNER SPECIFICALLY, SO YOU WILL NEED TO RENT IT (IT’S AVAILABLE ON AMAZON PRIME).
2. What are the respective strengths and weaknesses of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and Blade Runner. Is one better than the other? IF YOU CHOOSE THIS TOPIC, YOU WILL NEED TO DISCUSS BLADE RUNNER SPECIFICALLY, SO YOU WILL NEED TO RENT IT (IT’S AVAILABLE ON AMAZON PRIME).
3. Are the androids in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep less empathetic or emotionally developed than humans?
4. Is the ethical code of Mercerism a good one. Are the permission to kill “killers” and Mercer’s acceptance of the need for humans to do bad things flaws in the religion?
5. Since we do not have biologically created androids yet, and they were certainly nowhere near existing when Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep was published in 1968, are the philosophical questions posed by the book at all applicable to real life?
6. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep begins and ends by focusing on the marriage of Rick Deckard and Iran: at the beginning, they are hostile; at the end, they are reconciled. What is the significance of this change in the marriage? Does it tie into the themes of the book? Is the transformation of the relationship believable?
Requirements
Essay Structure and Length
Your essay must have a thesis paragraph with a clear thesis statement, at least three supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion.
minimum length: 750 words
Formatting:
Do not use the first person (“I think”, “I believe”, “in my opinion”) to state your thesis (your argument, your answer to the essay question)
Write in the present tense
Italicize titles of full-length works
Use an author, director, screenwriter, or actor’s full name the first time you mention them and their last name thereafter
12 point font, 1-inch margins
double-spaced
Evidence and Support:
Support all claims with specific evidence, including at least 4 quotes from the novel.
2. If you write about Blade Runner, describe the scenes you discuss in detail and use the names of any artist you discuss

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