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    Piggy's Allegory

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    In this prominent allegory, William Golding illustrates an exemplary model in which the heads of extreme opposites clash against each other. Piggy and Ralph epitomizes the views of the civilized society, whereas Jack and Roger represent the savage. barbaric, and ruthless side of humans. Piggy is more than willing to help the society in any way that he can, even a task as simple as collecting firewood satisfies his desires to help. He often advises the first chief of the group of boys, Ralph, whenever an important settlement or solution must be made. Nonetheless, Ralph has instituted an important rule by himself of which no one can talk unless they have the conch. This rule similarly mirrors raising hands at school, and shows that Ralph follows…

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    An allegory, or a literary device where characters and/or events symbolize other ideas or concepts. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is a perfect example of how the use of an allegory can make important statements about tabooed subjects. Having lived in and dealt with the restricting McCarthy era, using his unique writing style, and his knowledge on the Salem witch trials, Miller delivers the brutal truth on the difficulties faced by the American people during the 1950’s. Beginning in the 1940’s…

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    Allegories in literature gives readers the opportunity to open their minds and discover deeper meanings within the text. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, is a prime example of literature that is perceived by many as an allegory. This is a striking allusion to the Bible; this novel’s religious disaster unfolds as young British boys land on a deserted island paradise. Golding uses religious allegory to reveal that nefarious behavior is an inescapable“disease” that cripples mankind. Through…

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    John Bunyan, a prestigious writer, is right up with Shakespeare of the late Renaissance. Born in a poor family, he was recruited to a religious and political war at the age of sixteen and was trapped in a tough life for a long time. In 1660, Bunyan was arrested for preaching, which led him to twelve years in prison. During his long prison life, he finished the first part of The Pilgrim’s Progress, a classical English literary work praised as “the most well-known allegory of the English…

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    Allegory is a very common technique found in most, if not all, gothic literature. An allegory is a story in which characters, setting, and actions stand for a deeper concept. Some of the most common and famous allegories feature characters or places whose names directly describe what they symbolize. In “The Masque of the Red Death”, the main character, Prince Prospero, invited an exclusive group of his friends from among the knights and dames of his court to retire with him to the seclusion of…

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    Is LOTF an Allegory? Most humans like it when their lives are going predictably. No one wants something frightening to come out of the blue. Normally, when humans are afraid their body will take over and keep them safe. The human body will do this in three ways, freezing, fleeing, or fighting. So what happens when humans discover a fear they can’t fight or flee from? Perhaps they fear something that keeps them from feeling safe or having a sense of normal? Lord of the Flies, by William Golding,…

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    allegorical novel, “having hidden spiritual meaning that transcends the literal sense of a sacred text” as Merriam Webster states. An allegory holds the reader's attention with storytelling but also hits underneath the surface (which is the allegorical level) with symbols that are accessible to the reader. Lord of the flies has many symbols such as the island which represents paradise. This “paradise” is equivalent to the garden of eden, it’s beautiful and has bountiful food. The boys can…

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    Allegory is a literary element authors use to represent aspects of culture and ambiguity to leave options open to the reader concerning what happens in the story. In “Young Goodman Brown,” Nathaniel Hawthorne’s utilization of allegory and ambiguity creates an effect of interest and inquisitive leaving the reader with unanswered questions, but nonetheless to assume as much as possible. The whole short story is considered as an allegorical tale which can function as an allegory of the fall of…

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    Not only is the Hunger Games series an action-packed, epic love story (still better than Twilight), adventure novel, it is also a prime example of an allegorical story. In an allegory novel, literary devices such as characters, setting, and other symbols are used to represent a literal and figurative meaning. In the Hunger Games, the Capitol is a utopian city where the wealthy and powerful reside. In relations to the real world, the Capitol represents Hollywood. Similar to the Hunger Games,…

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    In Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses political allegory to illustrate that humans have a nature of evil inside of them that craves for power. Through the uses of symbols, Golding expresses how the children in Lord of the Flies release their inner savagery and turn a civilized society into utter chaos. Three symbols that represent political allegory are the conch, face paint, and Jack. The conch represents power and democracy. The face paint shows the dominance of the hunters over the rest…

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