The Product Of Nature Versus Nurture

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The Product of Nature versus Nurture Sometimes the way a being is raised is more important than how he or she is brought into this world. This is the concept of ‘nature vs. nurture’ which has been argued for many years. Some people believe that it is nature that shapes people’s personality and characteristics because they are born with it. Others believe that nurture plays the main role in human development because their characteristics are shaped by their environment. In the film, Frankenstein, directed by James Whale in 1931, the concept of nature versus nurture is clearly analyzed. The Monster at first is perceived as an evil creature, but Whale corrects this misinterpretation by showing, through various scenes in the film, that the Monster’s behavior is simply misunderstood. The Monster is good natured but it is his environment that causes the audience and society to create this false label for the Monster. Not only does Whale clear up this false impression of the Monster, he also advocates this co-existence of differences in a society by urging the 1931 audience to embrace a welcoming attitude and be less quick to judge. This film shows the importance of how one treats others is more important than how one is made, and this is a product of nurture one receives. In the film, Frankenstein, Frankenstein, the scientist, decides to create a life with his knowledge of science. When Frankenstein succeeds in creating a life, the creature tends to respect and obey Frankenstein’s rules. However, the cruelty of Fritz, Dr. Waldman, and the carelessness of Frankenstein’s duty to nurture the Monster leads to the Monster’s evil behavior. The movie begins with a short narration by the narrator that this is one of the strangest tales ever told; with the two great mysteries of creation- life and death. He says, “I think it will thrill you,...It might even horrify you. So if
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