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    savagery of marooned school boys, William Golding's story presents a gruesome vision of post-war humanism in the mode of action and allegory. The Nobel Laureate's novel seems to many critics a striking analogue to the Bible (in certain aspects). Through its biblical parallels in settings, content, and overall meaning, Lord of the Flies becomes, in essence, a religious allegory. The virtual framework of the novel presents the basis of this scriptural corollary. Set in a dense jungle, the fiction creates

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    Christian Allegory in "The Rime of an Ancient Mariner" Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of an Ancient Mariner" is a lyrical ballad that seems more like a miniature epic. However, not only it is a ballad talking about the adventure of an old mariner who is cursed for life because he kills an albatross; deeper than that, it is also a religious allegory conveying numerous themes pertaining to Christianity. On the one hand, if one reads "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" simply as a tale at sea, the

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    Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night at St. Rémy

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    exceptional visual power, elements of religious allegory, and of modern spiritualism. This work is the product of van Gogh's refusal to depict the purely imaginary, but willful manipulation of what is real in order to achieve a more powerful work, both visually and through symbolism and allegory. Starry Night is more powerful than van Gogh's literal Agony of Christ would have been because, in separating itself from imagery that is strictly religious in its connotations, he was able to saturate

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    inevitable predestination or evil incorporated, though. A deeper meaning needs to be discovered in the text. The most astonishing passages in the story are those when the Grandmother is left face to face with the Misfit and they both discuss serious religious matters. But at the same time it is the most significant passage, for, despite its complexity, is a fine and concise message that O’Connor wishes to put forward. However odd it may seem, the story about the fatal trip (which possibly only the cat

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    The present work focuses on the idiosyncratic religious nature of the novel. Employing scriptural parallels, William Golding manages to touch the adult readership, providing a religious allegory adapted to nowadays. The author brings to the reader and old but gold novel topic, using the rethorical device of defamiliarization. The topic of a group of schoolboys shipwrecked on a desert island, minds to make the reader become aware of the atrocity and the inhumanity that the totaliarian ideology has

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    The Faerie Queene

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    typically read in relation to the political and religious context of the time. The term allegory tends to be loosely defined, rendering a whole work an extended metaphor, or even implying “any writing in verse or prose that has a double meaning”(Cuddon 20). In true Spenserian style, with everything having double meanings, both uses of the term allegory are applicable to his writing. Thus, during the course of this essay it is best not to think of allegory in terms of the size of a body of writing, but

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    Brown The story about Young Goodman Brown centers around the allegory of a man pitted against his past and his desires to reach beyond that which his benighted heaven would put before him. The allegory is Christian due to the references in Young Goodman Brown to the devil and Satan; it only seems logical that the crux of the story is based upon the religious imagery of Hawthorne's New England in the times of Salem and active religious strife. The beginning of the story mentions the goodman's wife

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    Dantes Inferno

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    Dante's use of allegory in the Inferno greatly varies from Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" in purpose, symbolism, characters and mentors, and in attitude toward the world. An analysis of each of these elements in both allegories will provide an interesting comparison. Dante uses allegory to relate the sinner's punishment to his sin, while Plato uses allegory to discuss ignorance and knowledge. Dante's Inferno describes the descent through Hell from the upper level of the opportunists to the most evil

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    men have need of the gods” (Guillemets). Homer is correct; all men can use a god. We need support, hope, and a way to control the masses. Within the classic novel Lord of the flies by William Golding, there are many religious symbols. Lord of the Flies is best read as a religious allegory because Simon is a Jesus figure, Ralph and Jack are like Cain and Abel, the boys start to create a Pagan like religion and treat the beast like a god. There are many examples of Simon ostensibly acting altruistically

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    In the story he is an allegory for evil/devil. As mentioned before, the old man speaks to young Goodman Brown as if he already knew him. In addition, he knows about Brown’s family; his father and grandfather (pg. 338). Furthermore, this old man knows about Goody Cloyse, the catechism

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