I asked the following question on the main site: What are the themes in I, Robot?, and as such it has been closed as Too Broad.
I have conflicted feelings on this, because on the one hend yes, there are a lot of possible answers to this question. However, on the other hand, if we want to be a site that allows literary analysis, aren't these the sorts of questions we want to ask?
I suppose I could break this question up, asking "What's Asimov's themes in regard to X" and "What's Asimov's themes in regards to Y?" or "What's the central theme for x book?"
So, I wanted to start a discussion on if this question IS too broad, or if it was closed too hastily. Do we want broader questions about a literary work's themes, or do we want to narrow it down to very specific parts?
The question has since been deleted. Here is the text of the question, for reference:
Isaac Asimov's I, Robot book, a collection of short stories, is an amazing piece of work that explores some of the possibilities of technology. It is a great, complicated piece of work.
Since it has several short stories, it's hard to nail down exactly what themes the book talks about. One major theme, of course, is the potential dangers of technology, but I feel that's only surface level and that there are potentially a lot more themes convered.
So, what are the themes in Isaac Asimov's I, Robot?