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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Second , her chief purpose , as outlined in her preface , is to explore the ethical
consequences of the success of Frankenstein ' s experiment . In scientific terms ,
the creation of the Monster is a brilliant achievement ; yet Frankenstein ' s horror ...
... or because , like Doctor Moreau , the evil scientists have adopted what they
interpret as the ruthless ethics of nature . ... and he suggests by way of
explanation that his great intellect has been achieved at the expense of ethical
22 As the century progressed , this argument was heard with increasing
frequency about other areas of scientific research . Morgan ' s protagonists finally
achieve their ethical goals , remaining firm in the face of military pressure , and
thus both ...
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