Yod is a cyborg that has been wired to know just about everything that has been documented, yet he is completely naive of the social building blocks of life. Yod is practically a god in the sense of being existentially greater than humans (70). He reminds me of Heracles by being only half human. In both characters, their capabilities are infringed upon by being human. I look forward to envisioning the actions of Yod. Selflessness, detachment, and objectivity are attributes that make Yod stand out. Piercy characterizes with hyperness. When actions and thoughts are imbalanced, they are revealed by mistake.
Avrum created the cyborg as a guardian. Yod is prioritized to always be on guard for when opportunity of danger arises. When Shira takes Yod outside of the laboratory for hands-on experiences, mistakes are made in the eyes of Shira. Yod rips out a rose from the ground because he senses potential danger. From Shira’s perspective, he is being completely ridiculous even though he is simply doing is job: protecting. It’s clear to see experiences attesting all that has formulated. After becoming well acquainted with roses, Yod now knows there is little to no harm that can be caused by them. The neutral outlook of Yod is fun to observe because of the overreactions while engaging with the outside world, hyper per se. I actually laughed out loud when he put Shira “in her place” (88). Its interesting to see drawbacks in characteristics that usually are of benefit. I look forward to seeing how the openness of the outlying character plays out.
Piercy, Marge. He She and It. New York: Ballatine Books, 1991.