Social Darwinism In Mcteague

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Social Darwinism is a social concept based on Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection, it suggested that human social organization was based on the survival of the fittest and that certain classes and races dominated because they were biologically superior. Patrick Collins of San Francisco models this theory when he killed his wife, Sarah Collins. Mr. Collins stabs his wife to death and then runs. In McTeague, by Frank Norris the theory of Social Darwinism is present in McTeague and Trina’s efforts to climb the social ladder, but it contradicted by Old Grannis and Miss Baker’s ability to stay content with their status. McTeague is a model of Social Darwinistic character because he was once a miner and then tried to move upward and becomes

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