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4. What tools does the author use to present and reinforce these themes? The author uses conflict, internal and external, irony, characterization, personification, and allusion to relate to the monkeys, we humans, and the society we exist in. Conflict relates to the humans problems with the monkeysphere as we cannot care for everyone and we must hurt others to satisfy those in our monkeysphere. Personification is used to relate the monkeys to we humans and it helps us get a better feel for what the author is trying to say. 5.What are the secondary themes, and how do they interact with the main themes? (i.e., how do they support or give evidence for the author's perspective?) The themes the authors use are that of friendship in the interactions between humans and that of truth as the author reveals things that he believes we are unsure of and things that we may believe are false. These themes help support the main idea of the text by giving supporting evidence. 6. What is the CONTEXT of the text? cultural, historical, literary and rhetorical, and social Culturally it has to do with human culture and the way we have developed over time. Because of the way its presented and the authors attempt to entertain us, inform us, and also persuade to his view, it is literally contextual. It has a historical context because it deals with monkeys and analyzes them from the past and now with we humans. Lastly it is social because the article exams the culture as a whole and picks apart how we
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