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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duality of man , the complex of rational and emotional selves ( Hawthorne ' s
notion of the head versus the heart ) , mutually alienated but finally inseparable .
In the image of the larger than human Monster , Shelley reaffirms the Romantic ...
Emotional retardation appeared as a characteristic of fictional scientists only after
Newton ' s celestial mechanics ... The English Romantics certainly ascribed this
diminished respect for the emotions and subconscious states to the cult of ...
Tonka ' s needs , on the other hand , are emotional rather than rational ; like
nature , she seems merely to be . ... The completion of his invention on the day
Tonka dies represents the triumph of reason over the emotions and mysticism ;
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