By Lawrence H. Klibbe
Operating from a failed conspiracy to overthrow the govt, Abel chooses to satisfy a lifelong wish and discover the thick and primitive desolate tract surrounding the Orinoco river in Venezuela. experience, intrigue, and love watch for him below the "green mansions" of the amazing woodlands close to the mountain of Ytaioa.
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Likewise, Abel is the symbol of the romantic, sensitive, and cultured individual who could appreciate nature. In the involvement of this trio--the "green mansions," Abel, and Rima--is drawn the allegory of Hudson: nature, humanity, and ideal. SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY Hudson remained throughout his years a political and social conservative with little interest in liberalism despite his belief in the unity of all existence in nature, a sympathy toward lower creatures of the natural order, and his own humble origins.
4. Who, in your opinion, is the main figure in Green Mansions--Abel or Rima? Justify your answer with examples from the text. 5. Analyze Hudson's religious views throughout the story, particularly in Abel's ideas. 6. How would you characterize Hudson's portrayal of birds and animals in Green Mansions? 7. Criticize Hudson's concept of nature, the good and the evil aspects, in the book. For example, do the positive or the negative features predominate? 8. What is the influence and impact of Darwinism in Hudson's philosophical outlook in the story?
Perhaps the Darwinian theories explain this attitude with their emphasis upon change and the rise to power of new creatures after the defeat of old, exhausted beings. Nevertheless, Hudson avoids in Green Mansions any direct references to his own times. com into his romance. INTENSITY Hudson utilizes the literary technique of intensity throughout his romance, especially in the thematic development of the love between Abel and Rima. The emotional commitment of these two characters is highly impassioned and dedicated.