Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life [Edited by George Woodcock] - Chapter 27and 28, pp. 293-306 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 27and 28, pp. 293-306 Summary

Chapter twenty-seven shows how the people of the Typee valley live in harmony. They have a basic notion of justice and fairness. People pick fruit off trees without asking for permission, though they do own personal objects as property. There is no notion of owning real estate except where a family sets up their house on a pi-pi, a sort of rock platform. It is a shock to Tommo that these cannibals are so kind to each other and to him. A house can be built in one day with collective labor. Women only work at light occupations and young females seem to only bathe, dance, joke and have fun. The Typee natives are hostile to most Europeans, but this is because they have been attacked by them. The rivalries and war between the Typees and the...

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