April & Paris
Caught in the web of nature.
By David Sedaris
These solutions may offer step-by-step problem-solving explanations or good writing examples that include modern styles of formatting and construction of bibliographies out of text citations and references. Students may use these solutions for personal skill-building and practice. Unethical use is strictly forbidden.In December 2010, my friend, Liz, found an injured iguana struggling to climb up a neighbor’s mailbox. The sight of the suffering lizard – its tail was severely damaged – created a very intense connection, which lasts to date. What started as a first-aid response soon became an obsession that had Liz create a new home for the iguana in her room establish a strict feeding plan – including midnight shopping for vegetables – and developing negative relationships with anyone deemed a threat or in dislike of the iguana. The iguana’s name was ‘Mitchie.’ Liz’s relationship with the iguana and the ensuing obsession, overprotection, excessive care, and compromising some of her commitments for the lizard, demonstrates human’s great ability to develop deep relationships with animals and inanimate objects. The following essay explains the development of these relationships using empathy, baby schema, attitude, and the attachment theory.
According to Borgi and Cirulli (2016), humans have an inherent attention bias towards infantile or cute faces. The innocence of many young offspring – humans or animals – motivates caretaking and encourages individuals into establishing a dedicated commitment to the growth or protection of the infants. This concept, referred to as the baby schema, was developed by Lorenzo Konrad to explain the involvement of adults in taking care of infants. This idea is rife in human-animal relationship....
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