The Hairy Ape

the meaning of belonging in the Hairy ape

the meaning of belonging in the Hairy ape

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Belonging is a motif through this book. To Yank, "belonging" means something more than the traditional meaning. Yanks equates belonging with power and breaking down social strata. He sees belonging as a function more than a state of being. At one point, he believes he "belongs" to the ship and the first class passengers are the "baggage".

"Belonging" is referse to that wealth of mind which is very important for living with least confidents and vigor. It may be freedom, it may be inner power or it may be a strong based social position. Whatever it is, it must enlight the human eefficiency and performances.


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