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    To start with‚ the definition of an allegory is that it is a type of writing that has a double meaning. On one level‚ it is a romance or adventure etc while on another level‚ it is a description of a moral‚ spiritual or political reality common to all people either actually or potentially. While it is not specifically stated in the definition of allegory that the characters have titles as names ‚ it is a common characteristic of allegory that they often do substitute names Having said this‚ the

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    messages‚ morals‚ and allegories of this profound novel. Lord of the Flies can be interpreted as a political‚ psychological‚ and religious allegory. Lord of the Flies can be exposed as a political allegory to the Second World War‚ as well as a psychological allegory to Sigmund Freud’s theory of the id‚ superego‚ and ego‚ and furthermore the novel is a religious allegory relating to the Christian faith‚ and the bible. The novel Lord of the Flies can be interpreted as a political allegory to the Second World

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    one of the other boys‚ is socially awkward but has more of a moral conscience then some of the other boys on the island. The novel Lord of the Flies is an extended metaphor which can be read as a psychological‚ social‚ and religious allegory. A psychological allegory is broken up into three different personality types‚ which focuses

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    Allegory ALLEGORY‚ pronounced AL uh gawr ee‚ is a story with more than one meaning. Most allegories have moral or religious meanings. Famous allegories include the fables attributed to Aesop‚ an ancient Greek writer. Aesop’s fables seem to describe the adventures of animals and human beings. But the author actually wanted to teach his readers something about human nature. One of Aesop’s best-known fables is "The Fox and the Grapes." On its surface‚ or its literal level of meaning‚ the story

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    The Allegory of the Cave

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    Introduction: An allegory is a kind of story in which writer intends a second meaning to be read beneath the surface story. One of the most important allegories ever to be gifted to humankind is Allegory of the Cave. Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is one of the most potent and pregnant of allegories that describe human condition in both its fallen and risen states. The Allegory of the Cave is Plato’s explanation of the education of the soul toward enlightenment. It is also known as the Analogy of

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    Allegory in Lord of the Flies In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies‚ which is set during World War II‚ English school boys‚ escaping war in England‚ crash on a deserted tropical island. From the protected environment of boarding school‚ the boys are suddenly thrust into a situation where they must fend for themselves. In order to survive‚ the boys copy their country’s rule for a civilized life by electing a leader‚ Ralph. He promises order‚ discipline‚ and rules for the boys so that they form

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    Picture Lord of the Flies‚ simply put‚ is an allegory representing humanity as a whole. This can be visualized by seeing the island as the world‚ tribes representing countries‚ the conch or rules are a government‚ and differences between tribes can be seen as war. Throughout this novel one may ponder if our world is as uncivilized as the island‚ and one would learn we do live in a world like such. When the boys world is interrupted with the real world‚ the allegory ends. So‚ with this in mind‚when will

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    Lord of the Flies as an Allegory The Lord of the Flies if read at face value can be interpreted as short book about the struggle to survive on a deserted island and its physical and psychological 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 allegory is defined a type of writing that presents abstract ideas or moral principals in the form of symbolic characters

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    gains a deeper understanding of the book‚ they can start to look for these levels and figure out what each other means. The three levels from which the novel can be seen is the literal level or how it’s portrayed as an adventure story‚ how it’s an allegory and what Golding perceives to be the description of human nature. Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies takes place on a completely untouched island‚ where a plane evacuating a group of British boys from a war zone gets taken out of the sky and crash

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    because it’s shows us many literal levels and sub stories which symbolize abstract ideas. An allegory is a story‚ poem‚ or picture with a symbolic level of meaning where the characters and setting represent other things like political systems‚ religious figures‚ or philosophical viewpoints. An allegory allows the reader to interpret the hidden meaning behind the symbol. There are two different levels to an allegory the first one being the literal level and the second it’s symbolic counterparts. The story

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