Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Stephen Hernandez
Ms. Fabricatore
English 12-D
8 – May – 2011

Learned Behavior vs. Inherent Behavior

Mankind is a very tough crowed to please. They can be very cruel but often it is not on purpose. Sometimes we just see something so many times it becomes a habit we are unable to control and it becomes a reality to us. Personalities are shaped by learned behavior not inherent, as portrayed by the way Martha and George treat each other in the play Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
Many works support the theory that a person behavior is learned rather than inherent. If a child sees their parents doing something while they grow up they will think this is the right thing to do and will ...

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that happens and his daughter is taught that she can do the same and feels no matter what she does she will still have power. She is look at like a force of authority because of her father on the other hand George grew up with basically no parents due to him accidently killing them. Therefore George looks to Martha like a parent figure and she is known as a source of authority and that’s what George is attracted to.
There are many other sources that convey the idea that learned behavior is the mean way personalities are shaped. The web site http://hubpages.com/hub/Racism-learned-behavior-or-inherent-behavior supports the fact that a child can be shaped but what they hear. On this website they tell us a story about a five year old white boy who is friends with a little black boy; although he is friends with a black boy he tells his mother that he does not like black people. His mother looks into this statement and soon finds out that her son overhear her neighbors say something ...

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