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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Their leading dupe , and indeed the play ' s chief exponent of alchemy , is Sir
Epicure Mammon , who , predictably , is concerned to transmute everything into
easy gold by means of " the [ philosophers ' ] stone . " So gullible is Mammon that
Rehberg ' s play Johannes Keppler ( 1933 ) , Brecht ' s Das Experiment ( 1939 ) ,
“ Der Mantel des Ketzers " ( 1939 ) , and Leben des Galilei ( 1938 - 39 ) , Brod ' s
novel Galilei in Gefangenschaft ( 1948 ) , and Zwillinger ' s play Galileo Galilei ...
Temporarily he succumbs to the threat of torture and publicly denies what he
knows to be scientific truth ( in the play , the Copernican theory ; in Brecht ' s
contemporary terms , knowledge of the consequences of an atomic bomb ) , but
later he ...
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