Nature Vs. Nurture : Nature Versus Nurture Essay

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For as long as one can remember, Nature vs. Nurture has been an argument that has

always been debated. Some believe that people are the way they are due to their biological make- up. While on the other hand, others believe that people are the way they are because of their

experiences and what they have been through. Humans are like a mold of clay, experience is what

forms us. We need good and bad experiences to shape who we are. In Frankenstein, the creature is

the way he is due to his nature. He was raised as a completely blank slate, making him very

impressionable, also due to his lack of knowledge. Then when the creature ventured off, he began

to learn things, and became his own person. This makes the creature an excellent example of how

people are formed through nature rather than nurture.

Nature has an impact on peoples lives in more ways than just one. For example, stress is

something that the environment impacts regularly. To specify, “The stress of a noisy, confusing,

hospital room might result in a patient not only feeling worried, sad, or helpless but experiencing

higher blood pressure and heart rate”(1). Nature has more of an effect on people than some may

think. Not only does it effect how we act, but as well as it effects our brain and nervous system

which controls our internal homeostasis. “Temperaments are often regarded as biologically based

psychological tendencies with intrinsic paths of development. It is argued that this definition


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