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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tion and her perfect unison , her immortality . " 4 Lawrence ' s reference to
Winifred is brief ; she represents only a hypothetical option for his main character
, Ursula , who rejects her . But before long the complex connections between
tion . Neat , eh ? " 14 When challenged about the morality of their work , the
students blandly assert that whatever has once been discovered will be
discovered again , that even if they were to desist from their research , it would
soon be carried ...
tion . When Lawrence ' s Lectures on Physiology , Zoology and the Natural
History of Man elicited a virulent review in the influential Quarterly Review of
November 1819 and Lawrence himself was suspended from the Royal College
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