How Darwinism is Treated in Literature
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A 10 page review of Darwin's theories and their affects on society and literature with a 'man versus nature' theme. The writer explores the various negative effects the 'Origin of Species' and the 'Descent of Man' had on society, including effects on religion and racism. The scientific underpinnings of these issues are explored as well as how the theories have been treated in literature. Works explored in detail include Lafcadio Hearn's 'Chita,' Stephen Crane's 'Open Boat,' and Jack London's 'Build a Fire.' Other authors and critics include Edward Wilson, Stephen Jay Gould, Aldus Huxley, Orwell and Nietzche. Bibliography lists 14 sources.
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