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1. Why is Tarzan so successful as a member of ape society?

2. Does Burroughs portray Jane as Tarzan's equal? Are there any ways in which she is better equipped for life in the jungle than he is? Are there any ways in which he is better equipped for life in civilization than she is?

3. Analyze the character of Kala, Tarzan's ape mother. Which of her attributes make her most resemble a human?

4. What are Tarzan's feelings about his natural parents?

5. Why does Tarzan return to the jungle at the end of Tarzan of the Apes?

6. How realistic is Burroughs's description of the jungle? Is there any factual information you would change if you updated his book today?

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