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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59 Lytton ' s attitude in this novel is strangely ambivalent , for while he still
deplores the ruthlessness of this society , with its practice of eugenics , there is a
sense of calm inevitability about the final evolutionary victory of the Vril - ya .
Doyle sets out to demonstrate that such an attitude is itself profoundly unscientific
, as Challenger condemns spiritualism without having examined the evidence
and effectively loses the debate with a spiritualist because he has been too ...
Knight ' s profession is , appropriately , that of literary critic , and this has become
his habitual attitude to the world . He observes social gatherings " with quiet and
critical interest . ” Hardy thus implies , although he does not actually state the ...
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