Herland Setting & Symbolism

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The Red and Blue River

The men first find evidence of an all-female civilization in a river, which runs red and blue. The local guides explain that the colors of the river change frequently; and when the men find that the river's red color is caused by the bleeding dye of a scarlet cloth, they realize that the colorful river is evidence of Herland's existence.

The Cliffs

Sheer, rock cliffs surround Herland on all sides. The cliffs cannot be climbed by traditional means, and thus Herland is totally isolated from all other human society.

The Biplane

Terry's biplane is the machine that carries the men into Herland. As Herland is accessible only by air, the men have no way to enter or leave without the plane.

The Fortress

Located along the sheerest cliff surrounding Herland, the fortress is a remnant of the ancient days when men still lived...

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