Through A Window Jane Goodall Essays

"All at once Evered charged forward, leapt up to seize one of the hanging vines, and swung out over the stream in the spray-drenched wind. A moment later Freud joined him. The two leapt from one liana to the next, swinging into space, until it seemed the slender stems must snap or be torn from their lofty moorings. Frodo charged along the edge of the stream, hurling rock after rock now ahead, now to the side, his coat glistening with spray.
For ten minutes the three performed their wild displays while Fifi and her younger offspring watched from one of the tall fig trees by the stream. Were the chimpanzees expressing feelings of awe such as those which, in early man, surely gave rise to primitive religions, worship of the elements?" (Goodall, Jane (1990) Through A Window. Houghlin Mifflin: Boston p. 241-242.)

Through a Window, by Jane Goodall - Parabola

Jane Goodall moved to Bournemouth with her mother Vanne and sister, Judy in 1940 to share her Grandmother’s home in West cliff area. Judy, with her daughter and two grandsons live in the same house, and it is here Jane still returns in between trips for the few days when she is not ‘on the road’. It is in Bournemouth that Jane has written her best-selling books, including In the Shadow of Man (1971) , Through a Window (1990) and the ‘Hope’ series Reason for Hope (1999), Harvest for Hope (2005) and Hope for Animals and Their World (2009). She has also written a number of books for children.


bensozia: Jane Goodall, Through a Window

Goodall, Jane. 1991. Through the Window: Thirty Years With the Chimpanzees of the Gombe. London: Pan Books.

"One of the most important milestones in the life of a young male is when he begins to travel away from his mother with other members of the community. The severing of apron strings is far more necessary for a young male than for a young female. She can learn most of what she needs to know for a successful adult life whilst remaining safely in her family setting. Not only can she watch her mother and her mother's friends caring for their infants, but she can actually handle them herself, gaining much of the experience which she will need later when she had a baby of her own. And she can learn, during her mother's 'pink days', a good deal about sex and the demands that will subsequently be made of her in that sphere." (Goodall, Jane (1990) Through A Window. Houghton Mifflin: Boston p. 118)