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Sophie did a good thing by going back and saving that bonobo but to Anastasia that might not sound as nice. Anastasia might feel threatened or jealous that Sophie is practically taking care of her kid for her and pretty much taking over as the role of a matriarchal mom.

In chapter 11 & 12 Sophie and Songololo had a rocky relationship but towards the ending Songololo grew a bond of trust towards Sophie. At the beginning Songololo didn't really interact with Sophie she tried to win her mother over which did not go as plan. She would go over to Anastasia and try to get on her back or sit with her in her nest while it was raining but all that Anastasia would show back as rejection she would kick Songololo off or would like push her away from her and when she would let Songololo be near her she wouldn't really care about Songololo. One example is when it was raining in the afternoon and all the bonobos would be in the nest waiting for time to past or until the rain was over Anastasia would use a leaf to cover her from getting wet but would pivot the leaf so the rain would fall on Songololo. Songololo would be shivering and would turn to somewhere she couldn't get rain on her but Anastasia just keep turning so Songololo would keep getting rained in. After a while Songololo gave up and went down and Sophie tried to approach her to where she was, under her poncho, but Songololo was too afraid and would look back at Anastasia to see if maybe just maybe there was a chance Anastasia wanted her back. After while she kicked in and went with Sophie. In the ending of chapter twelve Sophie also earned the trust of the pink ladies and the 2 males just maybe also earned a little respect from Anastasia, but from Anastasia actions they still haven't found peace with each other.

In this chapter i believe that Sophie does learn a lot about these bonobos. She even said it herself that if it was only here in the wild she would have been in so much shock or in a placing crying herself out, but something about caring for Otto and seeing the other bonobos made her act very differently. While being in the path to survival she had interfere with some of the apes that she recognized from the sanctuary she notice Anastasia which look like she is the Alpha of the group tried to strike at Sophie but Sophie ran to Otto to make sure we was kept safe. When the group came in peace with Sophie, Sophie tried to smile back at them to show peace but instead it triggered something that made Anastasia go after her and bite her. Sophie got the memo and knew immediately that Anastasia was giving her a warning. I do believe Sophie did learn a life lesson for something that can approach later on in the book.

In chapter 15 and 16 we see that things for Sophie and Otto are looking up because the bonobos are keeping up with Sophie but she knows that she will not be able to take them all the way. They later find an abandon field of manioc and was able to grab a food source and leave the bonobos in a safe place. She is also able to get a bit of information about what's being going on. The civil war in the book is similar to the war in Syria because the wars were both started because they wanted to change the government and these movements lead to many deaths of innocent people and it just got too carried away from its true motive.

I think the author is foreshadowing the violence that is inevitably going to arrive. Sophie mentions that Pweto, the bonobo who has been outcast and was almost killed by the pink ladies, has eyes that are empty. I think she is scared that Otto may have the same future as Pweto if she leaves.

Sophie running back to Otto, in my opinion, was not the brightest idea. It was best for Sophie to go back to her parents, while Otto remained with Patrice, but I understand Sophie's intentions for going back to Otto. Sophie needs to realize though that her attachment to Otto is beginning to be unhealthy, taking the fact that she went inside the enclosure with the other bonobos, when Otto is not supposed to be inside there. Will Sophie's past, present, and future decisions make her or break her?

In chapter 8, Sophie realizes her decision made a huge negative impact on her and Otto, and she now feels somewhat guilty of getting out of the UN van. She noticed while in the enclosure that the village next to it was on fire, and she knew she was in the most danger, besides her parents. In chapter 9, Sophie runs into three adult bonobos, making the situation she is in worse. She learned about Anastasia, especially when she charged at Sophie, learning that Anastasia was not going to kill her. Instead, Anastasia was letting her off with a warning. This is useful because Sophie has a sense on what to do if anything like that happens with Anastasia or another adult bonobo.

Throughout the novel, Sophie's mother has shown more dedication and love for the bonobos than she has for her own daughter. While many would say they could never choose their passion over their family, I have to say that I understand. When Sophie's parents got divorced, her mother distanced herself from Sophie and her father, and she threw herself into her work. This was most likely a coping mechanism for her, so that she'd have less time to think about her feelings of the divorce and could instead focus her time to something she saw as more useful. Eventually, after being so distant from her daughter and becoming so immersed in her work, she began to care more about the bonobos. I don't think she means to care more about her work; I think she is trying to love Sophie, she just doesn't know how to.
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