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Study Guide: The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton - BookNotes

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1. “The true aims of "Scoop" were to find new life forms that might benefit the Fort Detrick program. In essence, it was a study to discover new biological weapons of war.” (page 44)
From the very beginning we see the book has an anti-military message. The use of biological and chemical weapons is now felt by most people to be morally inexcusable. Yet the U.S. government is attempting to develop those very weapons through the discovery of alien bacteria. This attempt results in the tragedy at Piedmont and the deaths of many citizens.

2. When Leavitt gave him the file, Hall had read the note and whistled. “Don’t you believe it,” Leavitt said. “Just a scare?” “Scare, hell,” Leavitt said. “If the wrong man reads this file, he just disappears.” (page 83) The secrecy of the Wildfire Project demonstrates the power of the military and the Federal government. The possibility of someone disappearing because they read the wrong file convokes images of the Gestapo, or the “Night and Fog” decrees of the Third Reich. Crichton portrays a military that does not have to be accountable to the American people because the...........

 

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