by William Gibson
Manipulation Quotes in Neuromancer
How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)
"I think you screwed up, Case. I showed up and you just fit me right into your reality picture." (1.213)
Case misunderstands Molly and her purpose in the first chapter. In a way, Case's mind manipulates the world around him to fit in with his experience and understand of the world. But hey, we're all guilty of that now and again.
The Panther Moderns allowed four minutes for their first move to take effect, then injected a second carefully prepared does of misinformation. (4.62)
We often think of terrorists as people who use guns and bombs to reach their goals. The Panther Moderns demonstrate that a manipulation of information can be far subtler and just as deadly.
"I was hoping to speak through [Linda], but I'm generating all this out of your memories, and the emotional charge…Well, it's very tricky. I slipped. Sorry." (9.104)
We're used to Case's emotions manipulating the world around him, but now, we see his emotions saving him from being manipulated. Interesting…