For individual discussions, you will generally be required to post a response of at least 200 words to a topic of your choice. Each prompt includes introductory explanation plus several questions. Each topic response should focus on a relevant issue you wish to examine and should make a thoughtful, well-developed argument. Close reading and use of quotation is encouraged. Use parenthetical page or electronic location numbers for citation, ie. (148). Before responding to the prompts, read prior posts, especially any that have been highlighted by the instructor. If particular questions have already been answered satisfactorily, choose other questions to address. Strive to avoid producing repetitive responses; instead, try to bring something new to the conversation to keep it moving forward.

planet of apes

An alien can be defined as (1) someone or something unfamiliar, unlike what has previously been known, different from the norm, strange, exotic; (2) someone belonging or owing allegiance to another country; (3) someone or something differing in nature or character to the point of incompatibility, that is, too different to be acceptable.

A monster is an imaginary creature that produces horror, disgust, and fear. Monstrosity is explored in depth in Cohen’s essay “Monster Theory”….

(1) Who are the aliens in Planet of the Apes? Are they monstrous?

(2) Are the apes more notable for their differences from humans or for their similarities? Why are the apes so “familiar”?

(3) Why is there so much resistance on the part of apes and humans to recognizing their kinship?

Respond to one or more of these questions, drawing on details from the film.

Please no plagiarism and quote and cite properly as i will receive a 0 if not done so.