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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Versal remains the leader of the new society , to which he “ taught the principles
of eugenics and implanted deep the germs of science . " 22 Only occasionally are
the evil scientist and the noble hero combined in the one person , as in the ...
This is consistent with Wolf ' s feminist view that women , being marginalized by
the patriarchal hegemony , are better able to perceive its defects and to protest
against its inhumane principles . So , too , the female narrator of Störfall , whose ...
33 Bacon ' s premise of a socially useful science is interpreted as a natural
extension of Palan ecological principles rather than as an exploitation of nature .
Unfortunately , despite the philosophical interest of Island , Huxley ' s characters ...
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