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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Thus , after his death Newton became an important symbol for scientists in the
climate of ambivalence that developed during the eighteenth century . On the one
hand , there was acclaim for the discoveries of science , particularly for the ...
His voluntary death - he is fused to the dynamo as part of its circuit - enacts
literally his sense of mystic communion with his Lord . The parallel nature of the
two deaths underlines the fundamental similarity between these apparently
... this man , who has striven to become invisible , now desires most of all to
become visible again . This too he finally achieves , but only when he is battered
to death like an animal by the villagers , rendered brutal by the fear he has
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The Scientist under Scrutiny
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