Nature v. Nurture

I listened to a very interesting presentation today in Psych 101. A student used Harry Potter and Voldemort to explain the difference between nature and nurture. Although there are many literary references to this argument, Dickens’ own Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are the classic examples, I believe that Harry and Voldemort are extremely good updated examples. Listening to the presentation I felt that I had known this somewhere on the subconscience level but hearing the argument presented so logically really opened my eyes to it. I guess good writing does that. I got so wrapped up into the story that I hadn’t thoroughly analyzed it as a literary piece.


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