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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Frankenstein has become an archetype in his own right , universally referred to
and providing the dominant image of the scientist in twentieth - century fiction and
film . Not only has his name become synonymous with any experiment out of ...
His brilliant intellect , directed in the pursuit of one goal , becomes monomania ;
and what is most ironic , this man , who has striven to become invisible , now
desires most of all to become visible again . This too he finally achieves , but only
This computer ( a fifth - generation model with artificial intelligence ) thereupon
becomes the real controller of the project ... especially the female biologist
Dawnay , have become obsessed with the potential breakthrough and are
determined to ...
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The Scientist under Scrutiny
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