farm represent different sections of Russian society after the revolution. 11 Diels-Kranz 10 Theagenes proposed symbolic interpretations whereby the Gods of the Iliad actually stood for physical elements. For example, one character might symbolize Queen Elizabeth I, or two characters might symbolize opposing sides in the American Civil War. In "The Pardoner's Tale a story in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, a character known as the Pardoner asserts that greed is the root of all evil, and illustrates the point using an allegory in which three drunken men set out to find a character known.
12 In Late Antiquity Martianus Capella organized all the information a fifth-century upper-class male needed to know into an allegory of the wedding of Mercury and Philologia, with the seven liberal arts the young man needed to know as guests. 18 Yet, George MacDonald emphasised in 1893 that "A fairy tale is not an allegory.".R.R. While all this does not mean Tolkien's works may not be treated as having allegorical themes, especially when reinterpreted through postmodern sensibilities, it at least suggests that none were conscious in his writings. A good read after you've spent some time familiarizing yourself with classical allegories, like Spenser's The Faerie Queene. Retrieved Jones, Alexander,. 1482) Albrecht Dürer Melencolia I (1514) Bronzino Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time (c. This book by John Bunyan is probably the most famous piece of allegorical work in literature. The English School's Allegory of Queen Elizabeth (c. See also edit References edit Stephen. Examples of Allegory in Everyday Life. The Bible, Protestantism, and the Rise of Natural Science. Divine Comedy, this epic poem by Dante published in the fourteenth century is one of the best allegorical works that depicts Dante's journey through Hell, Heaven, and Purgatory to represent the journey of one's soul to God.