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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16 In Glaucus ; or , the Wonders of the Shore ( 1855 ) Kingsley even extols the
natural scientist as an ideal type , a kind of ... the major Victorian poets seems to
have been able to integrate the Darwinian picture of nature with Romantic values
We are introduced to Knight first in his rooms in London , where he has
imprisoned nature in an aquarium in order to study it ... Secure in his assumption
of detachment and superiority over nature because he can explain natural
phenomena in ...
It is characteristic of Verne ' s stories that nature invariably yields up her secrets to
the resourcefulness and determination of the scientists , who indefatigably name ,
classify , and codify everything they encounter , thereby intellectually ...
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