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Tarzan…… eat your heart out!

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Ek kry gister hierdie foto van Zeethan wat by die kleuterskool geneem is. AG IS DIT NIE AWESOME NIE!  Dit laat my toe terug dink aan Tarzan en waar die karakter nou eintlik vandaan kom.  Ek het op hierdie interessante stukkie op die net afgekom. 

The Tarzan character

Tarzan is the son of a British Lord and Lady who were marooned on the West coast of Africa by mutineers. Tarzan’s parents died when he was an infant, and he was raised by the Mangani, Great Apes of a species unknown to science. Kala is his ape mother. Tarzan (White-skin) is his ape name; his English name is John Clayton, Lord Greystoke (according to Burroughs; Earl of Greystoke in later, non-canonical sources, notably the 1984 movie Greystoke). As a young adult, he meets a young American woman, Jane Porter, who along with her father and others of their party is marooned at exactly the same spot on the African coast where Tarzan’s parents were twenty years earlier. When she returns to America, he leaves the jungle in search of her, his one true love. In later books, Tarzan and Jane marry and he lives with her for a time in England. They have one son, Jack, who takes the ape name Korak the Killer. Tarzan is contemptuous of the hypocrisy of civilization, and he and Jane return to Africa, making their home on an extensive estate that becomes a base for Tarzan’s later adventures.

In Tarzan, Burroughs created an extreme example of a hero figure largely unalloyed with character flaws or faults. He is described as being Caucasian, extremely athletic, tall, handsome, and tanned, with grey eyes and black hair. Emotionally, he is courageous, loyal and steady. He is intelligent and learns new languages easily. He is presented as behaving ethically, at least by Burroughs’ definitions, in most situations, except when seeking vengeance under the motivation of grief, as when his ape mother Kala is killed in Tarzan of the Apes, or when he believes Jane has been murdered in Tarzan the Untaimed. He is deeply in love with his wife and totally devoted to her, and in numerous situations where other women express their attraction to Tarzan, politely but firmly declines their attentions. When presented with a situation where a weaker individual or party is being preyed upon by a stronger foe, Tarzan invariably takes the part of the weaker party. In dealing with other men Tarzan is firm and forceful. With male friends he is reserved but deeply loyal and generous. As a host he is likewise generous and gracious. As a leader he commands devoted loyalty.

In contrast to these noble characteristics, Tarzan’s philosophy embraces an extreme form of “return to nature”. Although he is able to pass within society as a civilized individual, he prefers to “strip off the thin veneer of civilization”, as Burroughs often puts it. His preferred dress is a knife and a loincloth of animal hide, his preferred abode is a convenient tree branch which happens to be nearby when he desires to sleep, and his favored food is raw meat, killed by himself; even better if he is able to bury it a week so that putrefaction has had a chance to tenderize it a bit.

Tarzan’s primitivist philosophy was absorbed by countless fans, amongst whom was Jane Goodall, who describes the Tarzan series as having a major influence on her childhood. She states that she felt she would be a much better spouse for Tarzan than his fictional wife, Jane, and that when she first began to live among and study the chimpanzees she was fulfilling her childhood dream of living among the great apes just as Tarzan did.

Skills and abilities

In many ways, Tarzan’s jungle upbringing gave him abilities above and beyond those of ordinary humans. These abilities include climbing, clinging, and leaping as well as any great ape, as well as walking on all fours exceptionally well, despite his human frame. His senses are enhanced; he is able to smell food or poachers at least two thirds of a mile away, and hear approaching stampedes from two. He can read body language exceptionally well. He is an excellent judge of character.

His strength, speed, agility, reflexes, balance, flexibility, reaction time, and swimming abilities are much better than normal. He has wrestled full grown bull apes and gorillas, rhinos, crocodiles, anacondas, sharks, big cats and even dinosaurs, when he visited Pellucidar. He has bent iron bars in his bare hands and easily lifted large treasure chests one-handed that four burly sailors had trouble with. His aim never fails.

He is capable of communicating with every species of animal in the jungle, short of predators. He can recover from wounds that would kill normal men, such as gunshot wounds to the head. He was trained as a soldier in WWI and possesses advanced learning skills which enabled him to teach himself how to read with nothing but a few books. He is attacked by a sorcerer who is using a magic rock for mind control, only to discover Tarzan is immune to mental probing. Eventually, Tarzan becomes immortal due to a witch doctor’s potion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarzan

Author: Zee

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17 thoughts on “Tarzan…… eat your heart out!

  1. Man, Zee hierdie klein Tarzan van jou is te cute vir woorde! “Return to nature” ja-nee ons het maar almal daardie hunkering. Dit was nou lekker om weer van hierdie hunk van my te lees, ek het nog altyd ‘n ogie op die man gehad 🙂 ha ha

    Lekker dag vir jou!

  2. Klein Tarzan is pragtig.

  3. Waar is die ou dae. Anders as vandag se flieks het toeka se Tarzan flieks vir my ook ‘n bekoring ingehou. Dis geen wonder dat dr. Jane Goodall hom as haar idol en inspirasie beskou het nie. Ek dink baie van ons wat daardie tyd jonk was het dieselfde oor hom gevoel. Anders as Superman en die ander bonatuurlike wesens was hy iets natuurlik wat ons almal mee kon vereenselwig het.

    Ek het die voorreg gehad om dr. Goodall vir een aand by ons te he. Sy is ‘n vriendin van my broer in Columbus, Ohio, VSA. Hy is op die uitvoerende raad van die Ohio State Zoo saam met haar en sy was oppad na haar chimp kinders in “donker Afrika”. Dit was net gedurende die tyd toe sy so baie in die nuus was toe sy besig was om die primates te leer lees en tel. Ons het daardie aand wonderlike stories gehoor oor veral die natuur.

    Wonderlik watter gedagtes nou weer wakker gemaak is met hierdie artikel. TARZAN BO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (en sommer klein Zee ook)

  4. Ag my moeder man, die Tarzan outfit lyk te oug@t op die bulletjie🙂

  5. Dis te sweet vir woorde!😉 Dit gaan seker ‘n spesiale plekkie kry in ‘n scrapbook?

    Uhm, ekke het nog altyd gewonder hoekom Tarzan in die flieks en strokiesprente nie ‘n baard het nie? Waarmee het hy geskeer?😆

  6. Hy’s pragtig! En kyk net die smile!

  7. ek is verby pragtig. hy is sommer net opvreetbaar. ek kan sommer sien jy geniet hom vreeslik.

  8. Die dierbaarste klein dingetjie! 🙂 Soen hom sommer stukkend man! Ek moet bieg, Ouboet het ‘n Tarzan DVD, sommer ‘n animasie-een en ek het dit al 100de kere saam met hom gekyk. Ek’s mal daaroor.

  9. So klein plomp Tarzantjie! Te cute! Check daai dimpelbeentjies!!
    Tarzan was my held toe ek kind was. My ma het ‘n paar van sy boeke gehad, in Afrikaans vertaal. Ek het hulle oor en oor gelees. My twee boeties het net altyd my siel uitgetrek omdat ek om een of ander rede nie “Tarzan” kon se nie, maar “Zartan”.

  10. Lol Dellie, jy is reg, waarmee het hy geskeer.

    Klein Tarzan is pragtig!!

  11. hi,
    ek het gou hier op jou blog kom loer.
    ekke laaik vir Tarzan…..hy is so cute!!
    ek sal saam met jou bid vir die ander kind…..
    groete,
    ann

  12. Hi Zee

    Ag Jimmel Mammie, te opvreetbaar oulik.

    Jou beloning Zee:)

    Vrede en Vreugde vir julle vir die dag

  13. Boendoe, Zartan klink vir my te oulik.

    Dankie julle, ja hy darem te cute vir woorde.

    LoL, vanoggend sluit hy homself in manlief se kar toe, die sleutels is in die kar, het net een stel sleutels. Hy het gedink dit is n groot grap, maar na ‘n halfuur se gesukkel het die mannetjie uiteindelik die regte knoppie gedruk. Oupa het soort van ‘n speletjie met hom gespeel om hom te kry om die knoppie te druk. Ek het al gesien hoe breek ons die kar se ruit vanoggend.

    Lessie wat ons geleer het, moet nie die sleutels in die kar los nie!

  14. Hehe, ja, op hierdie ouderdom is alles mos ‘n speletjie!

    Ek tag jou, Zee, kom loer by my!🙂

  15. Zee, hy hou julle definitief jonk!

  16. Ag Zee, hy is opvreetbaar oulik!

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