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Unformatted text preview: Rooney 1 Ryan Rooney Jayne Brown English 15 14 February 2008 Nature or Nurture In the story “The Nature Faker” the main character Herrick finds a love for animals and believes they should always be in their natural habitat. Herrick feels that it is extremely spiteful and terrible to keep animals anywhere but where they belong. He believes that it is possible for a human to shelter an animal for an extended period of time, but still be able to go back to the wilderness and be fine. His friends Kelly and Jackson feel the exact opposite; they feel that animals that have grown up with humans and taught human qualities can never go back to living in the wild. Nature, needs, and the training of animals are all topics covered thoroughly in Herrick’s arguments with Kelly and Jackson throughout the story. The main points of their many disagreements began at the music hall, when Herrick was infuriated about how they were using the bears for performances. Kelly shows his indifference by stating, “I don’t go to a music hall to the bears for performances....
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- English, Herrick, The Nurture Assumption, main character Herrick