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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Thus although Claës is presented as deficient in feelings towards his family ,
there is also an aura of grandeur attaching to him , not only in his acknowledged
genius but in his devotion to an ideal , his self - sacrifice , and the insults he
60 Like Faustus and Frankenstein , Fitzpiers has studied at a German university ,
in his case Heidelberg , but unlike his predecessors , he is presented as an
intellectual dilettante , flitting between metaphysics , astrology , alchemy , and ...
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