What Is Nature Vs. Nurture
The Nature Vs. Nurture situation is a prominent issue that has created debates for decades now. Throughout history, a phenomenal amount of tragedies have occurred that have made psychologist and the general people question if it is a person's genetics that make them do evil things or because of how they were raised (McLeod). When addressing this question of Nature Vs. Nurture, you have to study a person's behavior and prove why they are the way they are. The childhoods of John Wayne Gacy, Aileen Wuornos, and Ottis Toole shows that nurture specifically lays in their lives more than nature.
On March 17, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, John Wayne Gacy Jr., was born into a middle class family with John being the only male heir. He had experienced a normal childhood, but an accident at age 11, that involved head trauma caused him to have blackouts until he was 16. His father, an abusive alcoholic who had a temper, and was homophobic would often abuse his only son (John Wayne Gacy). At age 16, Gacy dropped out of high school and started dressing as a clown to entertain sick children and …show more content…
Aileen mother abandoned her and her older brother Keith to her parents Lauri and Britta Wuornos when Aileen was four. Aileen described Lauri as a physically and sexually abusive parent, while Britta was an abusive alcoholic. At a young age Keith and Lauri began sexually assaulting her and at the age fourteen became pregnant with who Aileen thinks Keith's baby. Wuornos was sent to a home for unfit young mothers and put her son up for adoption. Within the next couple years, she became a prostitute that led up to her crimes. Between the years of 1989 and 1991 Aileen murdered five men, she claims that she was innocent and that they had tried to rape her. Aileen was put to death October 9, 2002 by lethal injection (Aileen