Instructions: Please pick and answer Two of Three questions. Each of your responses should be in the range of 350-400 words, in single-space, and 12 pt. character format. Thank you.
1. Comment on the following sentence with regard to Naturalism in The Vortex: “Human condition is put to the test in one of the most fascinating physical environments in the world: Amazonia.”
2. Upon characterizing the jungle, the doubleness principle that Rivera applies to it (e.g. fascination-fear, paradise-hell, etc.) is best exemplified in the soliloquies that both Cova and Clemente Silva deliver at the beginning of Part II and III respectively. Elaborate
3. Explain the author’s social critique and ethnographic interest within The Vortex.