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Do you really know what a scientist is?
A literary genre brings up new and important questions. Questions critical for a society and for your own individual life.
What are your limits? Can you go too far? Should you strive boldly or react tamely?
These are a few questions Hawthorne and others addressed in the 19th century.
In this episode (one of four) I will show you why it's important not to take words like scientist for granted and how our current society is still grappling continuously with these ideas.
This is part 1 of 4. We'll be exploring 4 short stories, one for each episode. In each episode I will do a reading of the story, but I recommend reading it for yourself if possible.
- Dr. Heidegger's Experiment
- The Birthmark
- Rappaccinni's Daughters
- The Artist of the Beautiful