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My Sister Rosa Themes & Motifs

Justine Larbalestier
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The Effects of Nature and Nurture in the Development of a Psychiatric Condition

Che knows psychiatric illness runs in his family. However, he also believes that brain structure, experiences, and environment help determine the likelihood of someone becoming a psychopath. Che discusses the differences in the way he and his sister Rosa were raised that have turned them into different people. Finally, Che discusses how a person’s experiences in life can affect his mental stability.

Che faces the reality that there is psychopathy in his family history. He believes that his grandfather and his Uncle Saul are both psychopaths. They manipulate others and do not care if they hurt people. Che knows that his grandfather beat his father and uncle when they were children. Even though he believes his father has a good deal of the same characteristics as Rosa, he does not believe that he...

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