Green World

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Green World is a literary concept defined by critic Northrop Frye in The Anatomy of Criticism (Princeton; Princeton University press, 1957), pp. 182–4. In some comedies by William Shakespeare, the main characters escape the order of a city for a forested and wild setting adjacent to the city. This natural environment is often described as a green world. It is in this more loosely structured, fantastic environment that issues surrounding social order, romantic relationships, and inter-generational strife, which are a prominent part of the "city world", become resolved, facilitating a return to the normal order. Recent literary critics drawn to ecocriticism have occasionally found the concept valuable to their work as well.

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