Brazzaville Beach - The Calculus; Fame Summary & Analysis

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The Calculus; Fame Summary

These two chapters begin with Hope reflecting on calculus and its relationship to life. Both involve change and the study of change, growth and decay. The defect in calculus, as as in life, is that it cannot cope with abrupt change. "Not everything moves by degree, not everything ascends or descends like lines on a graph. Calculus requires continuity.." as does life (p. 185).

After the death of Mr. Jeb, Hope discovers that Clovis has taken the southern chimps further south. They have remained in a tighter group, and, except for Lena, individuals are not venturing out much. Eventually, Hope, Joao and Alda set up watch of the southern chimps, and Lena does not return from an excursion. Rita-Lu is now in estrus and is mating with both Clovis and Conrad. Joao informs Hope that a villager has heard a...

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