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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Like Moreau , Griffin also functions as a symbol of science itself . 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
The symbol of the new order is the V - 2 rocket , which was fired on London and ,
traveling faster than sound , crashed before the sound of its approach could be
heard , a violation of the classical system of causality . Pynchon ' s characters ...
Indeed , the ultimate symbol of the amoral intellectual would be not a person but
a robot . As presented in fiction , robots are essentially hybrids , combining the
intelligence of human beings with the unquestioning functionality and
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