While the Monster is made in man's image, he is also changed by his personal experiences. Both Nature and Nurture play a significant role in his development. Below is a list of studies that explore the Nature versus Nurture debate.
Children have always been fascinated with Monsters and fantasy stories. These stories help demonstrate complex themes like morality, tolerance and empathy, which children then begin to imitate. Below are some articles which discuss how children view monsters and fairy tales, and how that impacts their development.
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