Apes Essays

  • Apes Essay

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    From Apes to Humans? Not Likely The claim being addressed is, “If we descended from apes, why are there still apes around?” Enough has been learned this year in order to refute this claim. “Archeologists estimate that modern humans have been on the Earth for about 200,000 years.” So if we came from apes, why are we coexisting today? Talk Origins likens this question to “if Americans and Australians descended from Europeans, why are there still Europeans around?” We did not simply start out as

  • extinction of great apes

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    The great apes are humankind’s closest relatives. Great apes include gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, and bonobos, which are also known as pygmy chimps. At the turn of the century, there were approximately one million chimpanzees in Africa. This number has declined down to 150,000. Mountain gorillas have halved in size over the last ten years, leaving only 320 to roam the trees of their homeland. Some say these great apes will face extinction within a decade. Why is this the case and should we

  • Review of Planet of the Apes

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    Review of Planet of the Apes by Tim Burton This essay will examine Tim Burton's remake of the science-fiction film 'Planet of the Apes'. 'Planet of the Apes' is the story of astronaut Leo Davidson, who in an attempt to save his chimp is transported through time. Leo crashes in a futuristic time; a planet ruled by apes, where humans are enslaved. Leo is captured, with a tribe, from the slave owner's shop he is bought by a kind chimp, who believes in humans and apes living in peace. With

  • Planet Of The Apes Satire

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    movie compared to the setting in the book makes Planet of the Apes one of the greatest satires. In the movie, the setting takes place on earth in the future where apes deny and are afraid of the past, whereas the setting in the book is on a different planet where apes are civilized and technologically advanced, and the humans were primitive creatures. The orangutans in the movie prevent what happened to the humans from happening to the apes. Orangutans, such as Zaius went to great work as destroying

  • Great Apes Essay

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    Great Apes are at the brink of extinction due to deforestation, hunting, and bushmeat trade. Our closest cousins are now viewed as economic commodities rather than valuable agents to the environment and humanity. In order to explore this issue, there must be an examinitation of why primate populations are dwindling, if these populations can replenish themselves, and what measures the international community is taking to alleviate the problem. Bushmeat is a popular source of animal protein

  • Primate Intelligence: Apes

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    Monkey see, monkey do. Apes have always been thought to have an increased level of intelligence. Over the years, researchers have attempted to understand the degree of intelligence these primates possess. However, it is essential to understand the definition of intelligence in order to determine the amount of intelligence primates have. Intelligence is the capability of obtaining knowledge and being able to utilize it in everyday situations. There are many hypotheses that focus on the evolution of

  • Extinct Great Apes

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    Inferring Dentition and Diet in Extinct Great Apes by Looking at Extant Great Apes INTRODUCTION Knowing the diet of extant primate taxon opens up the possibility of predicting a good deal about its morphology and natural history. Morphology and natural history of extant primates is also important in making accurate inferences regarding their dentition and diet. However, when it comes to extinct primate taxon making dentition and dietary inferences are challenging and the evidence available

  • The Social Cry In Planet of the Apes

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    The Social Cry In Planet of the Apes After watching The Planet of the Apes, everyone seemed to leave the movie with a message in mind. Be it the controversial subject matter of Science vs. Religion, animal cruelty, or the cries of the extremeness of war and nuclear weapons. The makers of this film clearly felt the importance of illustrating to the viewers how unjust this society of “superior” apes were towards the humans. It allows the viewer to leave the movie thinking about our own society,

  • Sara Gruen's Ape House

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    Ape house by Sara Gruen is a unique book that incorporates humor with fictional events, based on real research. Originally published in 2010, Ape house is “a tale that’s full of heart, hope, and compelling questions about who we really are” (Redbook). Apes capable of communication don’t fail to entertain. When the bonobo apes are in danger, two very different characters unite to save them. Isabel Duncan has always had a deeper connection to her bonobo family, a group of apes that can understand

  • Planet of the Apes

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    Planet of the Apes When Planet of the Apes opened in theaters, few people knew what to expect. To most, the idea of a movie with the premise of a planet full of intelligent apes went against everything they had been taught. The initial attraction was the superb cast, spearheaded by Charlton Heston who portrays Taylor, an astronaut who crashes onto the planet. Heston was joined by many popular actors and actress such as, Roddy McDowell as Cornelius, Maurice Evans as Dr. Zaius and Kim Hunter as Zira

  • Are Apes Capable Of Using The Language?

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    Are Apes Capable Of Using The Language? Scientists have shown that such mammals as chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans are capable of learning and using ASL (American Sign Language) and several artificial languages like, for example, «Yerkish.» However, there is a controversy in how far that ability of great apes spans. There are two different groups of researchers, experimenting with language and apes, those who are in favor of a «traditional» approach, and those who prefer a new, «modern»

  • By the Waters of Babylon and Planet of the Apes

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    By the Waters of Babylon and Planet of the Apes Comparitive Essay The short story by the waters of Babylon and the movie planet of the apes were both futuristic stories.  They also both showed the evil sides of today’s man and the chaos and mass destruction that we are capable of accomplishing.  They portrayed today’s man as selfish, violent, and full of hate and rage.  By the waters of Babylon was written from the point of view of a boy close to becoming a man who knew nothing of his past civilization

  • Analysis of the Film The Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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    The movie that I choose to watch is “The Rise of the Planet of the Apes”. In class we learned that primates have different categories. The categories include; movement, reproduction, intelligence and behavior patterns. In the movie, the main ape, Caesar, as well as the other primates in the movie shows examples of these categories. Although, like most modern day movies, some behaviors and characteristics are not true and do not relate to the material that we studied in class. This film was made in

  • Argumentative Essay: Apes Having Equal Rights

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    Apes Having Equal Rights Primatologist Frans de Waal of Emory University, says, “I do think we have special obligations to the great apes as our closest relatives, but if we give rights to apes, what would be the compelling reason not to give rights to monkeys, dogs, rats, and so on?” All animals should have rights but it needs to be kept clearly in mind, that apes are what we, as humans, have descended from. They are our true parents, therefore one would do all they can to help protect their

  • Analysis Of Apes, Language, And The Human Mind By Kanzi

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    Unlike The Talking Ape, which gave Kanzi only a paragraph or two, this book has a whole section on the life and experiences of Kanzi. Apes, Language, and the Human Mind depicts Kanzi’s curiosity in great detail when telling us the story about an electrical outlet inside the research center. Savage Rumbaugh, the author of this book

  • Folklore in Star Wars, Planet of the Apes, and Alice in Wonderland

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    Planet of the Apes, and Alice in Wonderland Folklore in the movies usually focuses around a hero or heroine, that hero or heroine is in a situation that they have to overcome. The hero or heroine can come in many different forms; it could be a teenage boy a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, or an over the hill astronaught lost in space, or a little girl who falls down a hole. I am going to show how three movies contain folklore, Star Wars IV: A New Hope, Planet of the Apes one, and Alice

  • Tarzan of the Apes and Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

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    The Primitive In Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan of the Apes and The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, the African When societies judge other cultures their judgments are often biased and ethnocentric. In Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan, “the perfect specimen of white masculinity and testament to the viability of white civilization,[1]” projected many ideals and views of European society. Olaudah Equiano gave a first hand account of his life

  • Full Stop, Why Apes Look Like People And The Escape

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    Examine each opening sentence carefully. To what degree does each sentence give a clue as to the story, which is to follow, and the use of language within it? Refer to the sentences of “Full Stop”, “Why Apes Look Like People” and “The Escape”. A captivating opening is half the success for any story. The opening may be descriptive, full of sarcasm, unusual or exciting. It is the same with the opening tune to a song. Besides memorable lyrics and a beautiful melody, the friendly tune to a song makes

  • Yank’s Absurd Inheritance in The Hairy Ape

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    Yank’s Absurd Inheritance in The Hairy Ape It is intriguing how Eugene O’Neill stages the audience for The Hairy Ape. When the curtain opens upon the forecastle of the transatlantic liner, the audience is immediately beset by Yank’s seemingly unassailable sense of identity. “Everting else dat makes de woild move, somep’n makes it move. It can’t move without somep’n else, see? Den yuh get down to me. I’m at de bottom, get me!” (261). Yank trumpets himself, in effect, as the prime mover

  • The Tragedy of Eugene O’Neill’s Play, The Hairy Ape

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    The Tragedy of Eugene O’Neill’s Play, The Hairy Ape Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape is the story of an alienated, low-class stoker named Yank. Yank’s life becomes a whirlwind when Mildred, the daughter of a wealthy steel owner, looks at Yank like he is a hairy ape. This action creates the withdrawal Yank exhibits. The remainder of the play is Yank’s journey to find his place in society’s realms. He searches for his place in a stokehole, at Fifth Avenue, and in jail. Ultimately Yank’s trek