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(11) As Zuckerman begins to realize the complex nature of his character's life, he also realizes that his allegorical narrative has become insufficient and untenable.
So in the end, the question remains: if The Lord of the Rings is allegorical of something larger, and not just a mythological tale as Tolkien claims, what exactly does the Ring represent?
Using Quintilian's definition of "allegory," "allegorize," and "allegorical" (which is quite necessary in comprehending his point), Travis sets out to prove that Oedipus at Colonus as a tragedy can only be understood through what he calls its "choral allegory." By this he means the ways in which the chorus throughout the play can relate to both Oedipus and the audience, while at the same time it helps them relate to each other, all through the use of allegory, which is defined here as an extended, indefinite metaphor.
Where many animators tend to treat subjects like war, greed and family in abstract, allegorical terms, falling back on broad, cynical truisms about human nature, Hebert situates his subjects with great care.
Gurdjieff, while not unprecedented, was certainly original in his remapping of allegorical and spiritual traditions.
In his review for Cineaste magazine, Thomas Doherty writes that Election is an "allegorical satire of American politics [that] makes for an open-book test of connect the dots: corruption, sex, dirty tricks, media manipulation, voter fraud--just like the grownups."
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Drawing upon the work of Paul de Man, Brose further defines these two dimensions in terms of allegorical and ironic modes of discourse respectively.
The Peculiarity of Literature: An Allegorical Approach to Poe's Fiction, by Jeffrey DeShell.
The best thing about Mindele Anne Treip's book is her deep understanding of the allegorical mode.
Refusing to make an interpretation of God's hands (whether allegorical or anthropomorphic) leaves the stage clear to discuss what is important about the nature of God: Man's relationship to Him as the khalifa, i.e., His agent on earth.
A type of literary composition popular especially in medieval times in which two or more usually allegorical characters discuss or debate some subject, most often a question of love, morality, or politics, and then refer the question to a judge.