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    The Call of the Wild is the power of instinct. Buck and the other dogs are living in the frozen terrain of northern Canada and they experience starvation, exhaustion, and freezing temperatures. Buck is put into a place where he must learn skills in order to survive the harsh conditions. Throughout the story we learn that Buck isn't just learning new skills, but is merely recovering primitive instincts. As you read the book, the author writes in way that seems as if Buck is going back to his old ways. Buck is now becoming more adapt to new changes that being a sled dog brings. Buck begins to despise the behavior of the other dogs, but learns quickly that fair play does not exist. In chapter 2, Buck is struggling find a place to get warm and sleep for the night and he then finds Billie buried in the snow and proceeds to make his own. He wakes up covered in snow, he instinctively forces himself out of the snow. This is the first time he is realizing he is beginning to draw on his ancestral knowledge. "The dominant primordial beast was strong in Buck, and under the fierce…

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    Hitopadesha

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    Animal behavior can be traced to their physical environment habitat and their interactions with other organisms. Throughout the Hitopadesha, in numerous tale stories natural creatures were presented as characters that tried to contrary to their natural perverse behavior. Since animals do not have a developed mind as human beings, animals lack moral compass and are not able to determine what actions are acceptable in various situations. In the Hitopadesha, several animals asserted they have…

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    Example Of Groupthink

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    myself have experienced instinctual behavior. Once I was sitting at the front desk covering someone’s lunch. When a co-worker scared me so bad that I threw my hands up and screamed in terror. Then my co-worker and I looked at my right hand where I was holding a pair of scissors like a knife. This was so crazy to me, I didn’t even know that there were scissors on the desk, let alone in my hand. Biology is stronger than society, it doesn 't necessarily win, but it drives human nature and has to be…

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    There is a great deal of evidence for both nature and nurture, so why can’t we realize that both can have an impact? Throughout history, the homo species has had to fight for survival. We as humans, for the most part, do not need to fight for food and shelter, yet some of our animal instincts remain. It is not so crazy to say that humans are effected by nature and the environment they grew up in. As we have seen in Shot in the Heart by Mikal Gilmore, a poisoned family environment can have an…

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    it to justice. Once again, he is faced with rejection and anger from the community that only wants harm him. The creature is found at the mill where he’s captured Victor, but when Victor sees the opportunity to escape he falls to the ground but remains alive. Several of the villagers attend to the scientist and bring him back home, but want to punish the creature entrapped inside the mill, by setting it on fire. The community rushed to judgment that he was a murderer and wanted to punish the…

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    ‘bad’ things you do, this primal instinct is still inside you and at some point it has to come out. Teenagers make a lot of mistakes, its part of growing up, doing something wrong and learning from it. We mostly make mistakes when we have to do something by ourselves when there is no adult to tell us what to do. Everyone changes in the play but not in the way we first expected. With Cathy, this is…

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    and destructive for humans and animals as we know it. But what is the cause of aggression; is it instinct, the means of self defense, and sexual reproduction (Konrad Lorenz), or is it a trait learned through reinforcement and punishment (E.O Wilson)? Humans have learned to repress their behaviour to comply to the society, does this make them different compared to animals? Pushed to the limits, is when aggression becomes exposed. Although our instinct has become desensitise as we become more…

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    evil as sin, an act of rebellion against God, and an act of breaking God 's commandments. Dr. Zimbardo 's definitions of evil as an improper behavior or influence, an act of inhumanity or cruelty, and a desire to kill or to destroy. Both definitions of evil are similar to one another, because they both are part of our human nature, human instinct, and human reasoning. First, I believe human nature is the characteristics, the feelings, and the behavior of every humankind. We all have human…

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    them on both small and large scales. Night and Lord of the Flies are both tremendous examples of humans reverting to their primal instincts in order to survive, and both stories fixate on inexperienced children as children cannot properly converse or support themselves, causing them to risk their survival and pressuring them to make extreme decisions. Both of these pieces of literature include examples of physiological changes in humans in order to keep them healthy, emotional contagion amongst…

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    Western Front Themes

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    Western Front, many governments banned or edited it, so that their populace and military wouldn’t be demoralized if they ever went to war again. This was largely caused by the underlying darkness of the book, which can be attributed to the themes that Remarque tried to project, with some critics believing that chance is the main theme of All Quiet on the Western Front, such as D'Ammassa. At further inspection of All Quiet on the Western Front, the separation of the soldiers from the rest of…

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