August Rush is a movie which is a psychological movie that deals with the connection of the nature and nurture development. Nature development is responsible for cognitive aspects such as mental capacities, endowments, innate traits and other materials that contributed to development as passed upon generations through heredity. The inherent traits that an individual possesses are unfolded through maturation. Nurture is associated with environment provides the stimuli for nourishment and proper development of certain organism.
There are specific patterns of behavior that are acquired through learning and maturation. This movie is all about the boy, who is an orphan named Evan Taylor /August Rush (Freddie Highmore) who has gifted by his musical talent. He believes that the music that he hears all around him is his parents communicating with him. He also believes that his parents are still alive and they will come for him someday. His parents are musicians. His mother is Lyla Novacek (Keri Russel) which is a concert cellist, and his father is Louis Connelly (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), a guitarist and a lead singer of a rock band.
Lyla didn’t know that his child is alive because he got an accident when she gives birth to his son. Lyla’s father deliver the child to an orphanage and when she woke up his father told to her that his child was gone. She only discovers that her son was alive when his father was sick. She immediately goes to New York to look for his son. Evan run away from the orphanage and goes to New York City to find his parents but he was taken by the man known as “Wizard” (Robin Williams). Wizard is man who houses various orphans and runaways. He employed them to play music on the streets as his workers.
He teaches them to play different types of musical instrument and Evan was easily learned how to play guitar for one day. Evan immediately proves to be a musical child prodigy. Wizard decided to use other name for Evan, it is to convince him that he will be sent back to orphanage if he used his real name, and the name was “August Rush”. We can say that his special skill in music is come from hereditary traits which are under nature development and he polished his skill by the help of his environment or the nurture development in psychology.
He went to church because he escapes from the hands of Wizard. He also easily learned on how to play piano when he was in the church and the priest impress with his talent. They decided to enroll him in a Juilliard School because of his natural talent. He also learned on how to write a musical composition, and his composition was chosen to perform in a concert. He didn’t know that her mother also chosen to perform. In the night of the concert Evan arrived late because he was caught again by wizard but he runs away by the help of his friend.
After her mother’s performance he finally performs in the front of thousands of people. Evan conducts his piece, and at its conclusion, he turns around to see Lyla and Louis standing hand in hand, and he finally makes the connection that they are his parents. This movie is the best explanation on how heredity is present in every individual. Evan or August Rush is an example on how a hereditary trait was transmitted in our life. He inherited his special musical talent to his parents because his parents are also good in music.
Every one of us is having a special skill that is only found in us. Based on psychology, heredity is the biological transmission of traits and characteristics from one generation to another generation. There are many characteristic that we can inherit to our family. Genetics is defined as a study of structure and function of genes in a way in which genes are passed from one generation to the next or we can simply say that this is the study of heredity.