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    Oxana Malaya Feral Child

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    survive on their own. Many have found refuge with animals who teach the children the basic skills required to survive in the wild. Attempts have been made to resocialize feral children like Genie and Oxana Malaya but the experiments were only successful to a certain extent. in 1957, when Genie was only 20 months old, her father, thinking she was mentally disabled, locked her in a small…

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    Moving Back Home Analysis

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    rehabilitated or put back into society but most cases are unsuccessful. Many of the boys in this book will probably suffer from PTSD when they go back home, and this may have a negative effect on the way they fit back into society as citizens. Also, social expectations of the society back home vs. the way they live on the island is very different. It could cause stress as they try to get used to going back to the social expectations back home. There are many cases of abandoned children who…

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    The child tries to fit in with his environment even when in changes thus shaping his actions and decisions. Also, there have been many cases of feral children, children who have lived with animals since the beginning of their life and have learned to live like them. One feral child, Oxana Malaya was neglected by her parents and lived with dogs for years. As she grew older, she changed and adapted and learned how to live with the dogs and survive. When authorities finally found her, she ran…

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    notion that every human is born with the propensity to do evil; as opposed to Jean-Jacques Rousseau a philosopher and writer of the 18th century who swears it is our environment that shapes us to be good or evil. Genetic influence over traits may exist; however, the environmental factors are the real origins of our behavior. I agree with Rousseau on the nurture theory of this debate. Feral Children are a good example of Jean-Jacques theory. Feral children are children that have grown up with…

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    Lev Vygotsky Essay

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    It determines wholly and completely the forms and the path along that the child will acquire ever newer personality characteristics, drawing them from the social reality as from the basic source of development, the path along which the social becomes the individual. (p. 198) The social environment molds and nurtures individual development and personality at every single phase of one’s life. Actually, children who were isolated from the social atmosphere developed unusual ways of life. History…

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    For example, according to the documentary ‘Wild Child: The Story of Feral Children’ there was a case about a boy named Victor, “The Wild Boy”; Genie, the girl who was left alone in isolation for 13 years; Oxana Malaya, a girl in Ukraine raised by mongrel dogs and so much…

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