Ape and Essence - Section 1: Tallis Summary & Analysis

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Section 1: Tallis Summary

"Ape and Essence" by Aldous Huxley is an intriguing novel which explores mankind's lack of humanity. In "Tallis," the narrator finds a script of "Ape and Essence" by the recently deceased William Tallis. "The Script" introduces the destruction of mankind by war and other factors in the future America. "Ape and Essence" offers ideas that are both entertaining and extremely frightening.

On the day of Gandhi's assassination, the sightseers are more interested in their picnic baskets and at the lunch table in the Studio Commissary, Bob Briggs' only concern is talking about himself. As he begins with the latest installment of his history, it is obvious that he likes talking about his predicament because it allows him to see himself as all of the Romantic Poets rolled into one. Bob and Elaine go to Acapulco when she demands it as an ultimatum while he is...

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