An adult’s understanding of the seriousness of war can be seen through the imagery used where Martin ‘edges out the firing pin’ of the grenade, ‘fingers the serrations’ with ‘his father’s bleak skill’. This shows that the skill was not something to be proud of, and that Marin was treating the grenade with respect. However, Foulcher cleverly presents the conflicting view of children as the ‘dead weapon hurls across mind fields’. The word ‘mind’ in this phrase is a pun which means mine fields that are in the children’s minds. The metaphor of ‘desk trenches’ clearly expresses the children’s imagination.
For example, a teenager who has friends that are aggressive. That teenager can change his behaviour and come also aggressive due to the environment influences that he is around nearly everyday of the individual’s life.There are debates that argue that people are shaped by biology and genetics. The nurture that if it is the social, economic or environmental influences around a person that makes them a certain way, such as life experience. Some say that social life is the most important factor in determining who are and how we behave. The nature or nurture debate is concerned the with the contributions of genetic inheritance, and environmental factors to human development.
If he recites the words incorrectly the teacher has to administer a shock to the learner. The more words that the learner forgets the shock voltage is raised. Although the learner is an actor the teachers are not aware of this, believing they are shocking a man with deadly voltage. Milgram’s objective is to see if the subjects will continue shocking as the voltage is raised. In his article he hypothesizes, “The point of the experiment is to see how far a person will proceed in a concrete and measurable situation in which he is ordered to inflict increasing pain on a protesting victim” (Milgram63).
Running Head: NATURE VS. NURTURE-THE GREAT DEBATE 1 Nature vs. Nurture: The Great Debate Jeffery Gray, RN Western Governors University September 2014 NATURE VS. NURTURE: THE GREATE DEBATE 2 Abstract Describe the basic elements of the nature-nurture controversy. There are two different rationales for the origin, cause, or source of human behavior. Researchers and Scientists alike suggest that behavior is either the result of nature or nurture. Nature suggests that human behavior is the result of a genetic disposition, in other words, an individual’s behavior exists at birth, it is innate, they are born with the behavior inside of them. However, nurture suggests that an individual’s behavior is learned, it is the result or by-product of the environment in which the individual was reared or existed.
The central focus of Romanticism was on the link between man and nature, with the concept of nature prevalent not only in Frankenstein but also in Blade Runner. Technological advancements created intrigue, but also fear. Shelley’s contemporaries feared that science and technology would overthrow the natural process of life. Victor Frankenstein’s obsession with the principles of life led to him creating a creature that
Contrastingly in verse 2, enjambement is used which gives the feel of panic an rush and gives you the impression of action. The Language Hughes uses language and linguistic devices to reinforce his themes. In lines 1 and 2, the repetition of the word 'raw' creates the image of a young soldier, raw in the sense he,s new and that he's inexperienced with new uniform. Also the use of personification personalises the bullets by saying they 'smack the belly out of the air'. This creates the image that the bullets are humans that are hurting humans which represents war.
By exposing his ideas through linguistic sound devices and techniques, in which are vital, he demonstrates his perspective on war, additionally he uses this to create an understanding of what the impact has had on the individual soldier and their lives. ‘Disabled’ projects the thoughts and feelings of a young man who became deprived of his limbs through war and his suffering from his severe disfigurement. ‘Mental Cases’ on the other hand captures the mental effects on the soldiers as a result of war. Owens aim is to not on flabbergast but additionally illustrate stark detail of the repulsive physical symptoms of mental torture. One way in which Owen portrays the physical and mental consequences of war is via his emotive use of similes.
Nature vs Nurture There has always been controversy over whether inherited genes or the environment influences and affects our intelligence, development, behavior, personality, and ability more then the other. This debate is recognized as nature verses nurture. Sure heredity gives us our physical traits like hair, height, eye color, etc, but the environment plays a greater role in shaping someone’s personality. From personal experience, I believe that nurture has made a bigger impact in my personality then nature. I refuse to believe that people are born with a personality; it all lies with ones up bringing and experiences.
The other side of the debate is Nature, which states that an individual’s development is based off of his or her genetic heredity. This means that any characteristics and personality traits you have can be directly linked to other members of your family. For example if your father has anger management issues then you will have anger management issues or if your uncle has diabetes you will have diabetes. Both sides of this debate, Nature Vs Nurture seem like completely different theories about completely different traits of a person’s being and character. However there are in fact many similarities, which clearly demonstrate why the two sides can be compared and contrasted so closely and why it’s so difficult to determine what the truth really is.
As we discover the different approaches to psychology there is one controversy that has long been debated which is whether Nature which is the belief that our behaviors are a unitary result of genetics, and Nurture which embraces the idea that our characteristics are solely a product of our acquired experiences. Due to the fact that there have major psychological advances in recent years, however, there is a growing understanding that both Nature and Nurture contribute to our own unique behaviors. My long legs and high blood pressure are each examples of how Nature has had emphasis on my development. Both of my parents have suffered heart attacks, so I know it’s likely to affect me as well. I have always been cautious regarding types of food I eat and try to exercise regularly to keep my blood pressure at a normal level.