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What is the lesson of the monkey story?

I have no clue I do not remember anything about the monkey story.....

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It was meant as a fable with a seemingly unanswerable question. Shoot the monkey and mother dies, spare the monkey and father dies. The answer of course has to do with compassion for others and sacrificing one's own love for a greater good. Beah chooses to shoot the monkey so the monkey can't do this to anybody else.