Sunday, February 13, 2011

 A figurative work in which a surface narrative carries a secondary, symbolic or metaphorical meaning. In The Faerie Queene, for example, Red Cross Knight is a heroic knight in the literal narrative, but also a figure representing Everyman in the Christian journey.  Many works contain allegories or are allegorical in part, but not many are entirely allegorical. Some examples of allegorical works include
  • Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene
  • John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress
  • Dante, The Divine Comedy
  • William Golding, Lord of the Flies (allegorical novel)
  • Herman Melville, Moby Dick (allegorical novel)
  • George Orwell, Animal Farm (allegorical novel)

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