Prof. Sylvia Basilio
Jade Ariane D. Faustino, BSA 1-36
September 19, 2012, Wednesday
Analysis of the Movie, Bicentennial Man (ENGL 1013)
Andrew, the NDR series robot was introduced to the Martin family to perform housekeeping and maintenance duties. The family discovered that Andrew can both identify emotions and reciprocate in kind because of the rejection of the older daughter named Grace and other situations. When Andrew accidentally breaks the figurine belonging to Little Miss –Amanda, the younger daughter, he carved the same figure out of wood. From that, the family was amazed by his creativity and Sir Richard Martin takes Andrew to his manufacturer to ask if all robots are like him. But the CEO of the company observes that this development is a problem so he wishes to scrap Andrew. Sir Martin did not agree and angrily takes Andrew home and allows him to pursue to his own development and at the same time he encourages Andrew to educate himself to humanities.
Years passed by when the grown up Little Miss had been wedded to his husband. From that Andrew realizes that there will be no more orders so he request for a freedom that leaves Sir Martin dismayed. So Andrew builds his home at the beach and lives alone. In 2048, Andrew was called to the Martin’s Residence, and there he saw Sir Martin on his deathbed apologizing for banishing him while silently bidding goodbye.
After some time, Andrew went on an exploration of his same NDR series robot to discover if others, like him, developed their sentience. After some failure, he saw Galatea, an NDR robot that has given a feminine attribute and personality. However, these are simply the aspects given and programmed to her and not something developed unlike what just happened to Andrew. Rupert Burns owned this Galatea. He is the son of the original NDR robot designer. Rupert works more on giving human look on robots but he’s lack of funding. Andrew agrees to finance...
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