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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Elizabeth Gaskell ' s novel Wives and Daughters ( 1866 ) is a particularly
interesting piece of social history , depicting three scientific characters who span
a broad social spectrum . Lord Hollingford , eldest son of an earl , is a wealthy
In Gaskell ' s treatment , both the superficiality of Holdsworth and his insensitivity
to Phillis ' s feelings are closely linked to his scientific background . A similar but
more reprehensible character is Dr . Edred Fitzpiers , of Hardy ' s novel The ...
process not happen again ? . . . the true scientific mind is not to be tied down by
its own conditions of time and space . . . . As to death , the scientific mind dies at
its post working in normal and methodic fashion to the end . It disregards so petty
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