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Allusion, Allegory, & Symbolism
Transcript of Allusion, Allegory, & Symbolism
a passing or casual reference. It can be an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication. "Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone"
Have any idea of where it came from? Next example! Let's take a look at an example and see if you can guess what it's referring to, alright? If you thought of the Bible, then you're right! Actually, the Bible is one of many of the main references people use to imply an idea or teach a lesson to someone. Why'd you think some of our laws are so "coincidentally" alike to the Ten Commandments of the Bible? http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbbvef_1975-official-jaws-theme-john-willi_music Ever seen "Jaws"? Of course we all know the shark's theme song, too. The theme is suppose to let you suspect of something tragic that will occur, in this case scenario, someone was about to be shark bait! Monster – a societal allegory about the American Justice System Animal Farm – a political allegory about Communism Allegory The Pilgrim's Progress, the story of the character's difficulty is a symbol of the difficulty of leading a good life in the “bog” of this world. The “bog” is a metaphor or symbol of life's hardships and distractions. Similarly, when Christian loses a heavy pack that he has been carrying on his back, this symbolizes his freedom from the weight of sin that he has been carrying. Symbolism For example, in the book "To Kill A Mocking Bird", “mockingbird” comes to represent the idea of innocence. Thus, to kill a mockingbird is to destroy innocence. Throughout the book, a number of characters can be identified as mockingbirds—innocents who have been injured or destroyed through contact with evil a story in which the characters and events are symbols that stand for truths about human life. the practice of representing things by symbols, or of investing things with a symbolic meaning or character. Allusion