We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves Characters

Karen Joy Fowler
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Rosemary Cooke

Rose is a character with many different sides. Because she was raised alongside Fern, she has a mixture of human characteristics as well as those of a chimp. At a young age, Rose would frequently display chimp traits, something that came out whenever she got nervous. She would occasionally pick at the hair of other students and climb around on furniture. Rose loved attention as a child because she and Fern were constantly being studied by scientists and grad students. Because of the experiments, Rose was a very intelligent child and had an advanced vocabulary. She was a chatterbox when she was younger because she always had an audience to listen to her, plus she was communicating for Fern as well as herself.

Her love for attention made her jealous though, which resulted in Fern being sent away. Rose was unable to cope with the trauma and...

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