Doctor Professor Dangst Brackney
AP English Language
Readings, Observations, and Experiences
Whether for class or my own enjoyment, these are a collection of some of my sources for learning.
Film and Television
Nonfiction - Books
- Montgomery, Sy. Walking with the Great Apes. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991. Print.
The book Walking with the Great Apes by Sy Montgomery tells of three women’s experiences as they study apes. Biruté Galdikas studies orangutans, Dian Fossey studies gorillas, and Jane Goodall studies chimpanzees. They all have founded their own camps amongst the apes, and over time have developed relationships with them.
" 'Chimpanzees are so like us-intellectually and emotionally-in their needs, their expectations, their outlook on life,' Jane points out. When two chimpanzees greet after a separation, they may bow or crouch, hold hands, kiss embrace, or pat one another, much like two people meeting on a street," (31).
"As for Dian, her relationship with Digit was stronger than her bonds with her mother, father, or stepfather... Her relationship with Digit endured longer than that with any of her lovers and outlasted many of her human friendships," (49).