1.1.1 Sometimes people react differantly if they
feel that an action, they might not agree
with, will up their status in a group.
1.2.1 Dennis Kelly uses Leah to ask the audience
whether humans should be chimps or bonobos
but he implies that humans actually have the
choice. Shuld we be moral or should we drop
morality to preserve a group?
2.1.1 Phil is a chimp. He also turns out
to be the head chimp because he
chooses who can and can't be a
part of the group. He chooses to
to kick Adam out and kill him.
2.1.2 Phil is mentally
crule to Leah by
2.1.3 Phil becomes increasingly
physically violent throughout
the play by threatening to
throw stones at Brian.
22.214.171.124 He also plans to kill dam with
cathy, although we assume that it
was actually either Brian r Cathy
who phisically murdered Adam.
2.2.1 Leah is the bannobo of the group,
she doesn't like the conflict in the
group and she also doesnt want to
2.2.2 She feels insecure about her
relatinship with Phil which is
why she spends a lot of her
time talking to him.
2.2.3 Due to her insecureties, Leah
decides to go against her
moral code by killing her
hamster and then trying to kill
herself in front of him.
2.3.1 Cathy is most definatly a
chimp. She finds Adams
disappearance exciting and
better than ordinary life.
2.3.2 After Adam is finally killed, Phil refuses to
be with the group and instead spends his
time in the field. so, Cathy takes it upon
herself to become group leader.
2.3.3 Once Leah becomes the leader,
Richard tells Phil that Cathy bit
of a first years finger.
2.4 John Tate
2.4.1 John is first thought to be a
Chimp and a leader of the
group due to his threats and
violence towards other group
2.4.2 However later in the play
John finds God and decides
that his time is better spent
peacefully rather than by
throwing abuse at the group
and others around him.
2.5 Jan & Mark
2.5.1 Jan and Mark always come as a pair
and Kelly uses them to fill in any
missing information that the
audience might need at the start of
every act, like the narrators.
2.5.2 Jan and Mark are the
greek chorus of the play.
2.5.3 They were the people who were most
envolved in bullying Adam to the point
where he fell down the grill.
2.6.1 Brian doesn't really like
what the group are dong
2.6.2 The group use Brian to kill Adam
and frame the postman.
2.6.3 Brian is mentally unstable
throughout the play.
2.7.1 Richard is another potential
leader at the start of the play.
He is second to John Tate.
2.7.2 Once Leah has left Richard talks to
Phil in the field taking Leahs place
126.96.36.199 Richard tells Phil what everyone is doing
after Leah leaves and he tries to convince
Phil to come back to the group.
3.1 John Tate
3.1.1 "Alright. New rule; that word is
3.2.1 "We'll throw rocks at you until you drop"
3.2.2 "I'm in charge! Everyone is
happier; what's more important
one person or everyone?"
3.3.1 "they kill to find a better
possision in the social structure"
3.3.2 "This is insane"
3.3.3 "For years we thought that
chimps were our closest living
relatives but now they're
saying it's bonobos"
3.4.1 "I think we should
3.4.2 "Shall we eat the earth?
What do you think the
earth tastes like?"