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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In an invisible man , who apparently represents a disembodied intellect , Wells
has in fact parodied the primary claim of scientific method , namely , that reason
is the ultimate authority : 35 Hence Griffin ' s career , from the pursuit of pure ...
He thus represents , among his other allegorical aspects , the impotence of
science brought about by the very military security systems intended to safeguard
it . At least as interesting as the political intrigue , however , is the characterization
34 The young scientist , who , significantly , remains nameless , represents the
rational component developed at the expense of other aspects of life . Tonka , the
servant with whom he enters into an affair , embodies the mysterious , irrational ...
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