How would you feel if you found out you where making love to
any android? Shocked l hope. In this essay l will discuss how
Louis Tanner of Destroying Angel and Rick Deckard of Do Androids
Dream of Electric Sheep are important to the thematic development
of 'moral men in immoral worlds' and body mind invasion.
Is Tanner a moral man in an immoral world? What is considered
moral or immoral? We know from reading Destroying Angel that
Tanner is a good person. Tanner is the type of person whom we say
would 'do the right thing' in certain situations. He's honest and
honorable. If Tanner makes a promise, he keeps it. He made an
agreement with Rattan, where Rattan would be shipped to New Hong
Kong illegally in return for the name of the chain killer. Rattan
is a drug dealer with a lot of money to waste. He's also the only
person with the information to catch the chain killer.
justice the moral must cooperate with the immoral. We also know
that Tanner is not a womanizer. He had his chance with Hannah but
did not take advantage of the situation: 'No Hannah'(136). Tanner
had more worrisome thoughts than making love to a good friend. He
wanted the murderer of all murderers, the chain killer. As a cop
he never captured the chain killer. This person fused chains to
people's bodies and then threw them into the water. For Tanner
who was now a retired cop, it was as if a spark lit up in him.
All the old memories fled back into his mind. The nightmare of
his partner getting shot on a 'drug bust gone'(13) wrong began to
replay in his mind. He had a conscience; therefore, he could
never forget what was done...