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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On the one hand , he feels intense elation about his future career in astronomy ,
seeing no anomaly in his ambition to become another Copernicus . On the other
hand , he is prey to a deep melancholy and preoccupation with death . Almost his
The central figure , Dr . Strangelove , a scientist - strategist in a motorized
wheelchair , is , on the one hand , a reissue of the Romantic stereotype of the
emotionless , mechanized scientist who has lost his humanity ( the wheelchair
suggests a ...
On the one hand , his delusions of grandeur lead him to believe that he is the
chosen instrument of God for the punishment of mankind : “ I am the center . God
willed it to be that way . " 23 On the other hand , he also , in his way , regrets this ...
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