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Irahani, Shara-aisa A. BEEd-I EdSci 102-A Feb. 18, 2014 “Race for the Double-Helix” What were your first impressions of the main characters? James Watson: An American biologist man who has a research about the DNA. For me, James Watson at first was a bit weird guy because of the way he stared and looked at people around him. He is a mysterious guy and a bit naughty to the ladies he has seen. As one of the character said, he is the “boy-wonderer”. He is also a very eager to know the research and very observant. Francis Crick: He does the same research with Watson, they are both teammates. He is also eager to know what is in DNA and the relationship of it with the double-helix. Rosalind…show more content…
What were your later impressions of the main characters? James Watson: Watson has the wit and capabilities to do the research he is doing. Once he wants to do something, he wishes and grants to finish the research heartily. He is one of the awardees of the Noble Prize. Francis Crick: Similar with Watson, Crick is also eager to finish the study as soon as possible. He is also one of the awardees of the Noble Prize. Rosalind Franklin: She wanted to do the research on her own. She studies alone and makes it well. She also contributed to the discovering of the double helix but kept the study herself. Maurice Wilkins: He is one of the awardees of the Noble Prize. And he also contributed his previous researches to Watson and Crick. Why this movie is called “Race for the Double-Helix”? Do you think scientific research should be a race? Why? Why not? In my opinion on why was the movie called “Race for the Double-Helix”, because at the middle of the presentation, although Franklin and Wilkins find it difficult to work together, the possibility of their collaboration heats up the race to discovery, as Watson and Crick see it. Watson and Crick knew that there was someone who is also doing the discovering for the Double-Helix, the American chemist Linus Pauling, whom is closing in on a solution. They tried to hurry and do the research as fast as they can. It is also because they wanted to have an award
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