The Origin Themes & Social Concerns

This Study Guide consists of approximately 4 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Origin.
This section contains 210 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Buy The Origin Short Guide

The Origin Summary & Study Guide Description

The Origin Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections:

This detailed literature summary also contains Techniques on The Origin by Irving Stone.

Preview of The Origin Summary:

T he Origin, the principal character of which is Charles Darwin, is biohistory writing on a grand scale. Darwin, by proving that the only constant force in nature is change, caused theorists to question if the world was created by a single, instantaneous act of God, or by a series of acts each time the creator changed his mind. The drama of The Origin is that Darwin, for years after his world-circling voyage on the Beagle, developed a theory about the origin of species, their development and differentiation through processes of natural selection and survival of the fittest. In time he came to believe that man was included in the ascent through the same kinds of evolutionary processes. The release of this information in "The Evolution of the Species" caused an uproar around the world.

Darwin's overpowering research was made over a period of years and, in...

This section contains 210 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Buy The Origin Short Guide
Copyrights
Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Origin from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook