From Faust to Strangelove: Representations of the Scientist in Western Literature
They were mad, of course. Or evil. Or godless, amoral, arrogant, impersonal, and inhuman. At best, they were well-intentioned but blind to the dangers of forces they barely controlled. They were Faust and Frankenstein, Jekyll and Moreau, Caligari and Strangelove--the scientists of film and fiction, cultural archetypes that reflected ancient fears of tampering with the unknown or unleashing the little-understood powers of nature.
In From Faust to Strangelove Roslyn Haynes offers the first detailed and comprehensive study of the image of the scientist in Western literature and film--from medieval images of alchemists to present-day depictions of cyberpunks and genetic engineers.
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This suggests that the very attempt to create life was already associated , at least
in Mary ' s subconscious mind as accessed by her dream , with the demonic and
the horrific . The problem of finding a subject for her story was instantly solved ...
Yet there was one more attempt to promulgate the Wellsian - style utopia based
on efficiency , this time induced by psychological conditioning , namely , Burrhus
Frederic Skinner ' s Walden Two ( 1948 ) , written specifically to counter the ...
authors discussed here , Kaiser , himself a witness of the horrors of actual gas
warfare , makes no attempt to devise a happy ending ; his play ends with the
extermination of the entire population . By the mid - 1930s , as news of the race to
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