« There is no reply so pungent that the silent contempt » (Montaigne)
Why such a fuss about an apple? The young woman takes a contemptuous attitude towards the animal and seems to ignore it. The poor gorilla is very unhappy and offer her sheepishly an « apple of reconciliation » (not to be confused with the « apple of discord » or bone of contention).
I took over here the allegory of the true force of nature (bestiality) developed by the filmmaker Merian C. Cooper in 1933 in his « King Kong » movie.
Human must not place himself outside (above?) the world, but he must accept the fact that he is a part of it. Human must give up his contemptuous attitude and resume dialogue with the world.