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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... ruthless determination to carry out his incredible plan is also offset by his
frontier - style virtues - courage and optimism when all seems hopeless and the
ability to continue his scientific investigations whatever the personal dangers
Unfortunately , and tragically , so is the work of those scientists and technologists
involved in the development of even more hideous nuclear weapons . " Within
the play he explores this anomaly by showing how these highly enthusiastic and
In 1946 Louis Slotin , one of the nuclear physicists involved in the development of
the atomic bomb , fell victim to an accidentally triggered burst of radiation during
a test exercise on the critical mass of uranium 238 . Nine days later he died ...
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