We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves - Part 3, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

Karen Joy Fowler
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Summary

Part 3, Chapter 7

Rose attends one of her university lectures, Violence in Religion. To her surprise the professor, Dr. Sosa, starts talking about the way that chimps behave. He discusses how male chimps are naturally violent creatures and often act very commanding towards female chimps. This news devastates Rose, who is barely able to comprehend the rest of the lesson. Dr. Sosa goes on to compare the violent ways that chimps act to the violent ways that humans act. He says that both species share the same base instincts; they just handle themselves in very different ways. This reminds Rose of some of the things that her father used to say; that chimps like Fern could act and emulate human behavior.

Analysis

Part 3, Chapter 7

Rose is forced to accept the reality of what happened with Fern when her teacher brings up the way chimps...

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