*Anticipated modern feminism and space travel
*Known for writing that revealed the frustrations of lower-middle class society
* He believed that by eventual evolution that a utopian society for emerge
* This belief was shaken by the beginning of WWI when he became more pessimistic as he realized that the individual could progress only by adapting to an ever-changing society.
* Darwin's ideas led some intellectuals to develop a philosophy of continual progress.
* As the "fittest" survived, world would get better and better.