Contextualizing Ecocriticism as a Bio-centric Study of Relationship between Human and Nature in John Favreau’s The Jungle Book
American Journal of Social and Humanitarian Research,
Vol. 1 No. 2 (2020): AJSHR
The felicities of nature are bountiful but the basket of man is rather constricted, owing to the profiteering mindset of mankind. Essentially humans are inclined towards loving but when we tend to humanize nature there theeruption of desires starts crowning. In the history of human evolution there are numerous cases of humanly exploitation of nature and it’s tacit undermining of natural resources. Literature had always been true to the projection of life be it in conundrum of civilized cities or the pristine life in jungle. So as with The Jungle Book (2016) directed by John Favreau based on the classic work of children’s literature i.e. Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book (1894). This paper aims to deal with the projective analysis of the movie from ecocritical vision further elucidated with emerging biocritical approach of human in terms of their relationship with nature. Constructing an argument towardsthe anthropocentric vision of an ostensible humanity.
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