Chosen as a "Paper of the Week":
Novelist, poet, and writer Robert Louis Stevenson, was born November 13, 1850, Edinburgh, Scotland. He published several famous works that are still highly-regarded and popular today. One of these, "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde", is perhaps Stevenson's most famous work. In honor of this great writer, paper #85652, "The Influence of Darwin’s Theories on Robert Louis Stevenson’s "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde"", was chosen as this week's Paper of the Week on AcaDemon. In this paper, through an examination of the influence that Darwinism had on this work, the paper presents a fascinating and unique analysis of Stevenson's famous work. The paper posits that Stevenson's frequent allusion to apes and creatures makes the influence of Darwinism on this story and on Stevenson himself, abundantly clear. This contention is supported with a variety of quotes from the paper. Paper #85652 is a very interesting analysis of a famous piece of literature and thus adds insight and understanding to one of Stevenson's greatest works.