The fact is that after Dick experienced the events of what he came to call “2-3-74” (the events of February and March of that year), he devoted the rest of his life to trying to understand what had happened to him. For Dick, understanding meant writing. Suffering from what we might call “chronic hypergraphia,” between 2-3-74 and his death, Dick wrote more than 8,000 pages about his experience. He often wrote all night, producing 20 single-spaced, narrow-margined pages at a go, largely handwritten and littered with extraordinary diagrams and cryptic sketches.
A Comparison of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? And The Man in the High Castle March 25, 2007 Outline I. Title: The recurring questions of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and The Man in the High Castle II. Controlling Purpose: The Purpose of this paper is to compare the main thematic elements of the two books, including the common question they pose, "What is real"? III. Biographical Background on Philip K Dick A) Rough childhood dealing with guilt B) Health problems/Psychological problems and experimentation with drugs IV. The Question "What is real"? A) Penetration of false reality into true reality in The Man in the High Castle B) Blurring of realities in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? C) Similarities between characters V. Thematic Elements A) Justice and injustice/moral issues B) Identity C) Religion/philosophy D) Illusions E) Counterfeiting The Recurring Questions of Philip K. Dick Philip K. Dick, a prominent science fiction author of the 20th century, was only trying to make ends meet through his accomplished writing skills. However, he did much more than simply entertain; he incorporated complex philosophical and moral issues into his often seemingly ludicrous stories.
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(Full name Philip Kindred Dick; also wrote under the pseudonym Richard Phillips) American short story writer, novelist, and essayist. See also (Volume 10) and (Volume 30).