CBSE Class 12 Sample Paper for 2024 Boards - English

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Read the following text.

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Explain, in about 40 words, why the name "The Paranoid Android" is considered ironic.

Answer:

The name "The Paranoid Android" is ironic because 

  • It is unexpected for a robot to exhibit human-like emotions such as paranoia.
  • Robots are often thought of as logical and unemotional , whereas the name "paranoid" implies irrational fear and anxiety.
  • It plays with readers' expectations and stereotypes of robots.

Hence, paranoia is a human emotion that androids are not supposed to have.

Step-by-Step explanation by Teachoo:

  • The expected or intended situation is that androids are robots that are designed to perform tasks and obey commands. They are not supposed to have emotions or feelings, especially negative ones like paranoia. Paranoia is a human emotion that involves being suspicious, fearful, or distrustful of others or oneself. 😱
  • The different or opposite situation is that Marvin is an android that has emotions and feelings, especially negative ones like paranoia. He is suspicious, fearful, and distrustful of others and himself. He does not perform tasks or obey commands well, and he often makes sarcastic remarks. 😒

Therefore, the name "The Paranoid Android" is ironic because it contrasts the expected or intended situation of androids being emotionless and obedient with the different or opposite situation of Marvin being emotional and rebellious.👏

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