Copenhagen1 - My P. Le EN115 F (English Composition)...

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My P. Le EN115 – F (English Composition) Assignment for Tuesday, Mar 02 2010 Fray’s 1998 play, Copenhagen highlights three main moral issues: The role of science, Love for one’s country and Friendship in wartime. “What should a scientist do in wartime?” – This question is raised throughout the whole play. Both Bohr and Heisenberg had to face difficult choices: whether or not to use advanced science to protect their homeland, even if that equals destruction of thousands of life. Bohr helped create the atomic bomb, thus saving the world from cruel Nazi dictators, despite the massive damages to Japan. Heisenberg sabotaged German project to create the atomic bomb, disallowing the Nazis the upper hand in World War II. But after all, who did make the better decision, scientifically and morally? Does morality even matter in wartime? What is the real role of science: to benefit people’s life, or to change the world with power? Though these questions remain unanswered, the role of science in terms of morality in wartime is exposed to debate in Fray’s play. A scientist’s duty and one’s love for his country continuously battle inside the scientists’ minds –
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2011 for the course ECON 125 taught by Professor Diannelabert during the Spring '11 term at Hamilton College.

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