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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A similar but more reprehensible character is Dr . Edred Fitzpiers , of Hardy ' s
novel The Woodlanders ( 1887 ) , a scientific character as cold and amoral as
any of Hawthorne ' s scientists . Although he has set up as a village doctor ,
At the most basic level , evil characters in fiction are simply more interesting than
morally impeccable ones ; but a ... for the most part , suspense tales in which the
interest revolves less around the development of character than around the ...
Pynchon ' s characters represent the various traditional systems of scientific
thought . Pavlov ' s ... area , and Pointsman , the Pavlovian character , still
espouses a clockwork view of the animate as well as the inanimate world .
Seeing man ...
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