Essays Tagged: "Allegory"

Derrick Bell's "Space Traders"

In looking at Derrick Bell's "The Space Traders" as an allegory, the characters personify the abstract subjects of late twentieth-century racial politics. ... cism" in the U.S. is comprehended by "the space trade", and by looking at "The Space Traders" as an allegory, one is able to understand that American is not about the will of the people but about who ...

(6 pages) 96 0 4.5 Mar/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

George Orwell's Animal Farm, an allegory of Stalinism

Most directly one would say that Animal Farm is an allegory of Stalinism, growing out from the Russian Revolution in 1917. Because it is cast as an ani ...

(4 pages) 105 2 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Riddle of the Sphinx

ere taken literally. The linguisticcorruption interpretation says that myths could be understood as allegory for events found innature. The Jungians school denoted myths as a mechanism of wish fulfill ...

(2 pages) 54 0 2.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown’s" Apocalypse

.Young Goodman Brown's journey into the forest is best defined as a kind of 'general, indeterminate allegory, representing man's irrational drive to leave faith, home, and security temporarily behind, ...

(4 pages) 254 1 5.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Guardians of the Inferno (Dante)

Dante's Inferno is one of the best written works of all time because it was written as anallegory inside an excellent story. A key part of this allegory was how Dante useddifferent guardian ...

(5 pages) 109 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Biography of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Term Paper, including Bibliography.

ed my work on themes such as; initiation, guilt, pride, Puritan New England, my Italian background, allegory, symbolism, man vs. society, love vs. hate, fate vs. free will, isolation, ancestral sin, h ...

(6 pages) 189 1 4.6 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

"The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling. Shows the relevance of the children's stories to adults

ppear in almost everyone of his children's stories. These devices are regionalism, personification, allegory, and parables. Rudyard Kipling skillfully uses these common devices to teach a lesson and t ... he use of personification. The stories are made more real by his prowess in the use of regionalism. Allegory is evident almost every one of Kipling's parable-like tales. Allegory and parable work toge ...

(11 pages) 126 0 4.8 Jun/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Evil and Primitivism in Man. Essay on "Lord of the Flies" by Golding

l cruelty, and Ralph, who represents human common sense to show how civlization is.This story is an allegory. This means the character, events and setting represent deeper truths or generalizations th ...

(5 pages) 69 0 5.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

Explain how Andrew Marvell uses allegory and/or classical allusion to direct the reader's response to history in one or more of his civil war poems'.

In his poem The Nymph complaining for the death of her Faun Andrew Marvell puts allegory and classical allusion to work with great effect and I will show in this essay how he direc ... is as well as in sermons. Coupling this with his education I would suggest that he would have taken allegory in his stride. Marvell used classical allusion extensively in his works and linked it with ... he conveyance of feeling.This poem appears to have been written in the tradition of Ovid's pastoral allegory. Bruce King in his book Marvell's Allegorical Poetry comments:Even if we were not aware of ...

(5 pages) 72 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Animal Farm, by George Orwell. The purpose of the paper is to describe the use of allegory and satire found in Animal Farm.

he citizens of the U.S.S.R are cast as all of the other farm animals.To further this example of the allegory used in Animal Farm and its' similarities, the pigs have certain laws. In both worlds, the ... ht as the pigs. This aids in the depiction of the communists as the antagonists.In using satire and allegory Orwell shows us a seemingly simple farm that stands for an entire nation and political part ...

(3 pages) 130 0 3.2 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The title of this essay is Critical Review of Symbolism in the Short Story "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allen Poe. Includes Endnote and Bibliography.

"The Masque of the Red Death" is an elaborate allegory that combines objects in the story with visual descriptions to give focus to the reader's i ...

(3 pages) 147 0 5.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The essay on "The journey" by Peter Kreeft. Cover 1-3 chapters, analyzing two major themes.

we would not regret about the choice we made.The Journey by Peter Kreeft is lively and entertaining allegory, which takes the reader through mysterious caves and leads to various pathways in the searc ...

(3 pages) 55 0 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Dark Half Explan in detail what the author does to make the reader aware of the significance of the book.

The Dark HalfThis is not the first time that Stephen King has written a dark allegory of the fiction writer's situation. ''Misery'' (1987) is a parable in chiller form of the po ...

(3 pages) 24 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

William Goulding's "Lord of the Flies" as an Allegory. Provides analysis for symbolism and the allegories of Piggy, Ralph, Jack, the Lord of the Flies, and fire.

Lord of the Flies as an AllegoryThe Lord of the Flies if read at face value can be interpreted as short book about the strug ... hological impacts on its inhabitants. But when the reader looks deeper, they see a novel that is an allegory that is filled with rich and detailed symbolism in almost all aspects of the book. An alleg ...

(4 pages) 537 9 4.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Lord Of The Flies Essay.

gether with the imperfection of human nature.William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" is a very unique allegory expressing the differences about human nature and society, through symbols and their meanin ... meaning, a literal level and one or more symbolic levels. The events, setting, and characters in an allegory are symbols for ideas or qualities. In an allegory, characters represent concepts, so that ...

(2 pages) 82 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Lord Of the Flies" by William Golding

truggle between Ralph and Jack, the boys and the Beast, and good and evil. This wonderfully written allegory on human society has a fantastic approach toward reality. It is a simple narrative that is ... many novels, is a well written, well thought out novel that depicts the evils of human nature. This allegory's primary implication is that what we have come to call today's society and civilization it ...

(7 pages) 77 1 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

"Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthrone.

p their guard up against immoral influences that are in the world all around them. This story is an allegory dealing with people's morals in life. The story takes place in a puritan town in Salem back ...

(3 pages) 121 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Truth from Plaro and the Nietzsche's perspectives.

different perspectives.The basic question of Plato is'What's truth?'and searches for it.In Plato's allegory, we begin life as prisoners chained to the walls of a cave.We are in the darkness of the ca ...

(6 pages) 122 0 1.8 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

The theme of war guilt in Bernard Schlink's, "The Reader".

ds of its predecessor before it can be free of a sense of collective guilt. The novel is clearly an allegory for the collective guilt of ordinary Germans.Guilt is portrayed in the novel by a sense of ...

(3 pages) 91 0 3.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Animal Farm" by George Orwell.

The novel Animal Farm, by George Orwell, is an allegory portraying the dangers of a totalitarian government. It seeks to show how a society where a ...

(5 pages) 95 3 4.6 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature