Assignment - 3

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Respond to one of the following topics in a 400-500 word essay. Use specific textual evidence, from the play and from the interview with Teller, to support a central thesis. Make sure you go beyond mere summary; you need to address the questions with explicit analysis and argument.
  1. Analyze and evaluate Oppenheimer's views and behavior regarding one or two of the major ethical issues in the play. Look at arguments on both sides of the issue and explain your position in relation to these arguments.

  2. Analyze and evaluate Teller's views and behavior regarding one or two of the major ethical issues in the play. Look at arguments on both sides of the issue and explain your position in relation to these arguments.

  3. Analyze the various arguments in the play concerning the question of who should have ultimate control over the progress of science and the use of scientific discoveries. Examine the ethical issues involved, looking at both sides of each argument, and explain your position in relation to these arguments.

 

 

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