'Rappaccini's Daughter' and Bad Science
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In this article, the writer discusses the theme of bad science as well as characterization and plot in Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, 'Rappaccini's Daughter'. The writer looks at Hawthorne's view of the arrogance of men who think they can control the world.
From the Paper:"Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story 'Rappaccini's Daughter' presents in the character of Rappaccini a man of great intellect and scientific skill who nevertheless is a proponent of what can only be called bad science in that his achievements lead to death and destruction. It will be argued herein that what Hawthorne is offering in this story in terms of both characterization and plot as well as perspective is a commentary on the arrogance of men who assume that they can manipulate ..."
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