Jungle Book

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HectorFenwick
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Jungle Book

Post by HectorFenwick » 01 Oct 2019, 14:33

One of the most overrated pieces of classic literature. It is a collection of stories with anthropomorphic animals, the one with Mowgli being the most well known, hence the countless movie/cartoon adaptations.
What really spoiled my mood while I was reading that book was the part where Mowgli was punished by Bageera for being kidnapped by the apes. I mean, how the hell was it the boy's fault that he was kidnapped? Baloo himself admitted that he should have warned Mowgli about the apes so that he wouldn't have hung out with them in the first place. Very unfair, yet the boy never spoke a word to defend himself!
Anyway, Mowgli's story aside, the rest of the stories were mostly average.

Rating: 6/10

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Post by LinaMueller » 08 Oct 2019, 18:41

I can't agree with you. Jungle Book is amazing, HectorFenwick. 8)
Heart! We will forget him!
You an I, tonight!
You may forget the warmth he gave,
I will forget the light.

When you have done, pray tell me
That I my thoughts may dim;
Haste! lest while you're lagging.
I may remember him!

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Post by Nickolas Farmakis » 28 Oct 2019, 05:26

I agree with you on the fact that the Jungle Book is very average.

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Post by MellieBellie » 30 Nov 2019, 07:05

I wouldn't call it "overrated" because I don't think most people actually rate it very high as literature. It's seen more as fun adventure stories than as thought-provoking literature.
The story of Mowgli and the dholes made me laugh until I cried, although I prefer any of the non-Mowgli stories.

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Post by Elizabethmoad36 » 30 Nov 2019, 13:12

Jungle book is a very classical story. I've grew up seeing few different kind. The Disney version animation and live action and another one that was live action. But I personally have not read the books because I already know what it's about. But All of them were unique in their own way. Maybe over done to some people, but still a good story

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