The Jungle Book Setting & Symbolism

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The Jungle/The Forest

The stories take place in a tropical jungle, somewhere in the British colony of India. These two terms are used interchangeably throughout the book. The jungle is the setting for all the Jungle Book Stories except for "The White Seal" and "Servants of the Queen."

The Law of the Jungle

The law of the jungle represents the unwritten laws that govern the civilized creatures, including the wolves. For instance, it specifies that no creature should kill for sport, only for hunger. These laws are an important principle in all of the stories, except for "The White Seal" and "Servants of the Queen."

The Monkey City of the Bandar-Log

The Monkey City is an elaborate ruin, reminiscent of Angkor Wat, where the wild monkeys, the "Bandar-Log," live. It is where the monkeys take Mowgli after they kidnap him in "Kaa's Hunting."

Council Rock

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