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Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov Published by Doubleday in 1954 Published by Bantam in 1991. Jane Hanebuth Block 4B. Introduction . The novel takes place in New York City, 3,000 years into the future.

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Caves of steel by isaac asimov published by doubleday in 1954 published by bantam in 1991

Caves of Steelby Isaac AsimovPublished by Doubleday in 1954Published by Bantam in 1991

Jane Hanebuth

Block 4B


Introduction

Introduction

  • The novel takes place in New York City, 3,000 years into the future.

  • It starts off with a NYC cop, Lije Bailey, getting assigned to a murder case that took place in Spacetown, a neighboring suburb of humans that have come to Earth from the Outer Worlds, planets that people colonized long ago.

  • Lije gets assigned a robot partner for the case, which is a problem because Lije, like most of his society, hates robots.


Elijah bailey

Elijah Bailey

  • The main protagonist is Elijah (Lije) Bailey, a realistic, no-nonsense cop.


R daneel olivaw

R. DaneelOlivaw

  • The antagonist is Robot DaneelOlivaw, who is the robot assigned to help Bailey with the murder.

  • Bailey accuses him of being involved in the murder twice throughout the book.


Central conflict

Central Conflict

  • I would say that the most major conflict is between society and robots. The human society hates robots, but the people from Spacetown (the Spacers) want to assimilate robots into their culture. The Medievalists end up providing the solution.


Jezebel jessie bailey

Jezebel (Jessie) Bailey

  • Jessie is Lije’s wife.

  • She gets involved in a Medievalist group. The Medievalists want to eliminate robots and return to life like it was in present times.


The commissioner julius e nderby

The Commissioner, Julius Enderby

  • The Commissioner is Bailey’s friend and boss.

  • He assigns Bailey the murder case.

  • He is a Medievalist. He wears glasses and thinks windows are neat.


R sammy

R. Sammy

  • Robot Sammy is a clunky, unsophisticated robot.

  • He gets deactivated after learning some sensitive information and Bailey gets blamed for it, nearly causing him to get kicked off the murder case.


What critics said

What Critics Said:

  • http://go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.do?sgHitCountType=None&sort=RELEVANCE&inPS=true&prodId=GVRL&userGroupName=avlr&tabID=T003&searchId=R1&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&contentSegment=&searchType=BasicSearchForm&currentPosition=1&contentSet=GALE%7CCX1892200014&&docId=GALE|CX1892200014&docType=GALE#B

  • This critic finds that the way Asimov introduces Lije was fairly uncharacteristic of a murder novel and his introduction had comedic overtones.


What critics said1

What Critics Said

  • http://www.helium.com/items/283019-book-reviews-the-caves-of-steel-by-isaac-asimov?page=2

  • This critic thinks that there are major parallels between Bailey and many other detectives and that this is a story about a lone detective getting paired with someone he doesn't like and over the course of the story them getting a mutual respect for the other.

  • The fear of Bailey’s job being replaced by a robot reflects the fears of the 1950’s, when the book was written.


My review

My Review

  • The fears the society in the book have, of robots and of going outside the city, send a bigger message of not being afraid of the unknown.

  • Bailey getting over his prejudice of R. Daneel conveys a message of anti-prejudice in a time, when the book was written, ripe with racism.


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