Shelley’s original, he insists on maintaining his independence.
From the outset, Stein is indifferent to his fellow physicians’ approbation and flatly refuses their invitation to join the board: ‘I have built up a highly successful practice, alone and unaided. Having grown accustomed to working alone, I find I prefer it.’ While his earnest humanitarianism does not preclude him from gathering body parts for his own research, there is a certain morality to his method. When a medical delegation pays a visit to his overcrowded clinic, he holds up
-racist humanitarianism of
cold war Orientalism. I would like to devote the final section of this
chapter to the further substantiation of Gurel’s thesis by
forwarding additional evidence from the text of the novel.
The social universe of The Bad Seed is not just
all-white, but it is also strongly dominated by women. Men are either
absent or inadequate in this novel. Christine’s husband is