Young Goodman Brown and Other Hawthorne Short Stories

rappaccini's daughter by nathaniel hawthorne

explain how the theme of intellectual arrogance operates in rappaccini's daughter?

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I assume this question has to do with the moral limitations Hawthorne illustrates as necessary in the field of science. Much of this story revolves around scientists and their intellectual endeavors, which for all intents and purposes sacrifice individuals in the name of bettering society. Baglioni nor Rappaccini are both given power they shouldn't possess based and use this power with arrogance.