|Plot Summary of Beyond Innocence|
|"Jane Goodall's autobiographical letters chronicles her daily living experiences with chimpanzees in Africa. The studies performed by Goodall are exposed throughout her correspondence with her family, friend's and colleagues including the National Geographic magazine.
The book progresses into the birth and upbringing of Jane's son in East Africa along with her husband Hugo.
This is Goodall's second volume book that recorded her most valued research on the behavior of chimpanzees. She witnessed robbery, murder, incest, and assault, kidnapping, rape, war with the chimpanzee himself or herself. What disturbed her was how similar this behavior was to humans along with the fact that she also witnessed love, grooming, loyalty, infatuation, tenderness and care amongst the chimp groups. As the years went on, Goodall was with her second husband and son in a plane crash that straighten her backbone right up after their miraculous survival and landing. "
Susan D. Minkalis, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Beyond Innocence|
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Political/social rights fight
- tree-huggers fighting for environment
Kind of animal:
- animal watching/hunting
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Very much smarter than other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
Kind of Africa:
- Black Africa
- ape people
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more dialog than descript
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
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