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Nature vs. Nurture in Mark twains Novel Puddn 'head Wilson: An over view of Communitys Environment

Author Affiliations

  • 1Hamdard University, Karachi-PAKISTAN.
  • 2 Signature Solutions, Karachi-PAKISTAN.
  • 4Sir Syed University of Engg. and Technology, Karachi-PAKISTAN

Res. J. Family, Community and Consumer Sci., Volume 2, Issue (8), Pages 11-13, September,27 (2014)


It is a complicated dilemma what makes a person who they really are? Mark Twain's novel, "Pudd'nhead" is a precarious analysis of how nature and nurture can grow and support the emotions and free will, which sequentially influences the life of human beings (Twain, Berger and Twain). The story in the novel is about the story of two boys who got switched by a slave woman. The woman switched the boys to protect her son from the darker side of slavery but she makes the other boy live life of a slave (Twain, Berger and Twain). Both the boys learned different attributes and lived different lives. The author analyses their attributes and their behavior towards others by keeping the statement, Nature vs. Nurture, as the title. Mark Twain's hesitant sense of guidance instigated about slavery, moral decomposition, and deceiving existences. The main theme of the novel is inherited or it is the inner quality of a person that makes it who they are (Twain, Berger and Twain).


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