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Bernard is a main character who is not a scientist and has basically no scientific background From the moment he is introduced he is portrayed as eccentric and odd Here Bernard is described for the first time Bernard the visitor wears a suit and tie His tendency is to dress flamboyantly but he has damped it down for the occasion slightly A peacock-colored display handkerchief boils over is his breast pocket 73 The term flamboyant refers to his ornate and rather bold outfit and personality As one of the most irrational characters of the play he behaves and acts much differently from the others Bernard and his constant need to be successful and famous lead him to disaster as he acts with little regard to the truth Rarely looking for proof when coming up with ideas and theories he feels that if there is the slightest proof that he is correct then he is able to tell everyone it is the truth He completely disregards the logical way of thinking that theories can be proven wrong He never takes the time to see if his theories can be proven wrong Here Hannah shows her dismay with Bernards irrational behavior You havent established it was fought You havent established it was Byron For Gods sake Bernard you havent established Byron was even there 50 Hannah tries to tell Bernard that he has not discovered enough evidence to publish his theoryyet Bernard believes she is incorrect He feels that all you need are your own instincts to lead you to the truth By which I mean belief in yourself Gut instinct The part of you which doesnt reason The certainty for which there is no back-reference 50 Bernard is responding the quote by Hannah above Here Bernard is exemplifying perfectly his idea about how his theories are founded He uses the words gut instinct and certainty for which there is not back which shows how he
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