Introduction: In the attempt to explain human behaviour, one of the oldest debates in psychology is the issue of nature versus nurture. This debate revolves around the extent to which genetic inheritance and external environmental factors affect human behaviour. At one end there are the nativists which believe that human differences are based of genetic codes. On the other hand, there are the empiricists who believe the human mind at birth is a blank slate and is eventually “filled” by experience. The nature versus nurture debate relates to many different areas of psychology such as language acquisition, prejudice, intelligence and many other areas of study.
His reputation as being tough and a jerk perceives him. Through is rough exterior he is dealing with major issues at home. Bender lives in a home with a father that abuses him and his mother both emotionally and physically. Due to this abuse he has become abusive towards others creating a dangerous cycle. Bender represents the individual who is misunderstood while being written off as a lost
I will explore the theme of violence through characters such as Johnny,Dally and Bob and analyse the emotional and physical damage caused by the violence in this novel. These characters inflict and/or suffer from physical, emotional and verbal violence. Johnny was described as “"a little dark puppy that has been kicked too many times and is lost in a crowd of strangers.” Violence had scarred him, physically and emotionally. He had been harmed by violence up to the point where he was “scared of his own shadow.” All his life Johnny has been insulted, ignored and abused. He’s been told how he has no value by his parents,which emotionally impacted his confidence and self
In the novel ‘Spies’, Mr. Hayward’s barbaric behaviour is like an 'ogre ' because it is preceded by a sense of rudeness, giving Keith a false sense of family. The word 'ogre ' has connotation of burtal and cruel direction creates a strong imagery from a child 's perspective. This suggest that a strict person in the eyes of children is a monster. Stephen narrates how strict and unfriendly Mr. Hayward towards his son such as: ‘Thermos’, he says’. This plain request implies that Mr. Hayward treats his house and family like military which restricts their freedom as soldiers and gives orders that must be fulfilled immediately or will face his ‘consequences’.
“Barn Burning” is a very interesting story about a family and the hardships they face. Though the narrative focuses on Sarty Snopes, his father Abner causes many of the problems they encounter. Abner Snopes is a very cruel and negative father who does not grow throughout the story because of his hate towards others. In this story, Faulkner uses figurative language to characterize Abner. Abner is often described in metallic terms which gives the reader an image of a brutal, cold-hearted, emotionless being.
The main character, Willy Lomman, is consistently denying reality, both inside his mind and outside of it. The first point I want to bring is how Willy pretended to be someone else his whole life and how this affected his well-being. The second point is how those beliefs, instilled in his two sons, affected their well-being. The last point is how Willy's denial of reality made him miserable. One of the key points of the story is, without a doubt,
Many problems in Amir’s life are unwittingly caused by Hassan. For instance, in his childhood, Amir is constantly competing with Hassan for Baba’s attention and love. This leads to his lack of action when he witnesses Hassan’s rape. His regret for not interfering when it happened and hiding his misguided choice infect his mind even in his adult life six years later when he moves to America. With a few exceptions, people simultaneously embody evil and good in their life; Hosseini demonstrates this with Amir, who is convinced that he himself is evil, and spends most of the book struggling to redeem himself so he can finally realize he is not wicked after all.
His wives, especially the youngest, lived in perpetual fear of his fiery temper” Achebe 12. Okonkwo was a big supporter of physical and verbal abuse in his home, especially towards his wives and Nwoye. To Okonkwo, physical abuse was another language. This is how he spoke, and punished, on the occasion of the abuse, and how he had handled the situation. Women was treated poorly in Umuofia because men believe that they were weak and in inadequate.
We busted it up, and chased the children up the hollow. “ (Twain, 22) In this instance, Huck and the rest of the gang show their disrespect for such common folk practices as going to church or a sunday School picnic. Furthermore, throughout Huckleberry Finn, there are many instances of Huck and Jim exercising their strong superstitious beliefs. In one occasion, a spider is crawling up Huck’s arm and “ I flipped it off and it lit in the candle; and before I could budge it was all shriveled up. I didn't need anybody to tell me that that was an awful bad sign and would fetch me some bad luck.. “ (Twain, 13) In this odd episode, Huck flicks a spider off ofis arm into a lit candle.
The significance of motherhood is, therefore, evident in the novel through the various misfortunes that happen in throughout the novel. The person who is affected the most is Victor, who is blamed by his son for not having a mother. Victor is upset by the fact that he has to raise his son alone and he, therefore, turns into a monster (Shelley, 68). The lack of motherhood in the novel leads to acts of revenge and some of the worst behaviors. The novel therefore clearly brings out the biological essence of a
One afternoon Lavinia hears odd noises coming from the privy and out comes Mr. Waters kicking at Marshall to get up. Lavinia describes what she saw,"When I peaked in I found Marshall partially clothed, sitting in the corner on the floor(Grissom,85)." The worst part was that he got away with the abuse and rape for so long. Marshall wanted to get out of it so badly before when he had turned eleven he had asked his mother to let him go to real school.
An abundance of people will do this, just for the money and not care for the foster kids at. This is similar to the book They Cage The Animals at NIght, the main character Jennings was in a horrible home with an abusive woman, who was in it for the money. These people need to be stopped, the abuse, using them and the torture. These kids just want to feel wanted, there parents left, some by accident and some willingly. These kids need a place to actually call home, not some person who will treat thema like an animal, who feels nothings.
Jem is victimized to an extent by his discovery of the evil of racism during and after the trial. Jem’s faith in justice and in humanity is badly damaged, and he retreats into a state of disillusionment. Jem says “Scout, I think I 'm beginning to understand something. I think I 'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley 's stayed shut up in the house all this time... it 's because he wants to stay inside." (304), in this quote it shows Jem idea’s of the world innocent broken, hinting that the reason why Boo Radley doesn’t want to come outside because of the world injustice and unfair
Physical features, although unique in some measure, are proven to be acquired from the biological parents of any organism. The Nature v. Nurture debate relates to humans and how they develop their unique behavioral habits. Many who support the Nature Theory endorse essentially that a person’s intelligence, personality, aggression, and sexual orientation pertain primarily to their DNA stemmed from their biological parents (Powell). For example, if someone’s parents are depressed or violent, the Nature Theory supporters conclude that their offspring will also bear these negative these traits. However, the Nurture Theory presents that these behavioral aspects are originated predominantly from the environmental factors of our upbringing, which
"Death of a Salesman" can be seen as a Psychoanalytic play due to the fact that Willy confronts such a large number of issues that harm his life. His repression eventually prompts the loss of appreciation from his most loved son, Biff. His repression likewise influences his child Happy. Overall, Willy severity destroys the relationships he had with his children. Since Willy continuous attempts of trying to achieve the American Dream plays as a catalyst for his own self destruction which makes him kill himself.