The element of ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?‘


Read Philip K Dick’s 1968 novella Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and make
an argument about the significance of some element of it that is a minor or ignored
aspect of Ridley Scott’s adaptation, Blade Runner, but is crucial to the meaning of
the novella. Your paper should identify this element and tell me why it is
important, and then mobilize and analyze textual evidence to explain why and how
this element/idea is crucial for an understanding of the text in its moment and for
our own. This assignment is also an opportunity for you to reflect on some of the
questions in the prompt above about what literature does that films do not and vice

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