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With tropical regions, a jungle is terrain covered in dense forest and tangled flora. Throughout the years, the phrase has been used in a variety of ways. Tropical woods were once referred to as jungles, but the term has gone out of favor since the 1970s.

Because European explorers first traveled into tropical woods via river, the thick tangled foliage surrounding the stream banks provided the false impression that jungle conditions extended throughout the forest. As a result, the entire forest was mistakenly considered to be impenetrable jungle.

As a result, the entire forest was mistakenly considered to be impenetrable jungle. This appears to have led to the second common meaning of jungle, which refers to any wet tropical woodland. The term “jungle” in this sense refers to tropical rain forests, but it can also apply to cloud forests, temperate rainforests, and mangroves, with no regard for vegetation structure or accessibility.

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Since the 1970s, the terms “tropical forest” and “rainforest” have generally supplanted “jungle” as descriptors of humid tropical forests, a linguistic change. Prior to the 1970s, the word “rainforest” did not appear in English dictionaries. Prior to the 1970s, the word “jungle” accounted for over 80% of all terminology used to refer to tropical forests in print media; since then, “rainforest” has slowly supplanted it, however “jungle” continues in frequent usage when referring to tropical rainforests.

Jungle is commonly used as a metaphor for conditions that are chaotic or lawless, or where the sole rule is “survival of the fittest.” This reflects the belief that woodlands are such locations among “city people.” Upton Sinclair’s classic book on the life of employees in the Chicago Stockyards, The Jungle (1906), was given the title because it depicted the laborers as being cruelly exploited with no legal or other legitimate redress.

The term “The Law of the Jungle” is also used in a similar manner, albeit in the society of jungle animals shown in that book and clearly designed as a metaphor for human civilization, that phrase refers to a sophisticated set of laws which Kipling details in detail, rather than a chaotic anarchy.

Threat, perplexity, impotence, disorientation, and immobility are all sentiments evoked by the phrase “jungle,” which connotes untamed and uncontrollable nature and separation from civilisation. The switch from “jungle” to “rainforest” as the preferred name for tropical forests is a response to a growing understanding of these woods as delicate and spiritual places, a position that is at odds with “jungle’s” harsher connotations.

Cultural critics, particularly postcolonial critics, frequently examine the jungle through the lens of hierarchical oppression and the demands that Western cultures make on other civilizations to comply to their civilisational ideals.

For example, in his essay “An Image of Africa” about Heart of Darkness, Nigerian novelist and theorist Chinua Achebe notes how the jungle and Africa become a source of temptation for white European characters like Marlowe and Kurtz; and in his essay “An Image of Africa” about Heart of Darkness, Nigerian novelist and theorist Chinua Achebe notes how the jungle and Africa become a source of temptation for white European characters like Marlowe and Kurtz.

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