SELF IN SOCIETY
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From: jammie rossi and brian giblin
Date: 14 Sep 1999
Remote Name: 184.108.40.206
First of all, We believe that Genie does in fact have her own identity or "self." We believe this to be true because after reading the book, we found that Genie experiences emotions. For instance, Genie developed the emotion such as fear of being left out and a sense of not being wanted. Genie also feared a dog's bark since her father barked outside the secluded room. In addition to developing emotion, she developed a learned response such as not speaking outloud for the fear of being hit. Furthermore, Genie has a "self" in our opinion because she experienced relations with doctors and her mother. In closing, Mead would feel that Genie didn't have a self because she did not experience any interaction outside her hostile environment.