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27th Jun '16 2:56:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* George Orwell's allegorical novel ''AnimalFarm'' also works on this level. What kind of farm has talking animals that take over its operations, and what sort of world would keep doing business with that farm as though nothing happened? A farm that represents the Russian Revolution. How, at the end, did [[spoiler:the pigs turn into people]]? Because it represents [[spoiler:how a revolution's leaders can eventually become no different from the tyrants they overthrew]].

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* George Orwell's allegorical novel ''AnimalFarm'' ''Literature/AnimalFarm'' also works on this level. What kind of farm has talking animals that take over its operations, and what sort of world would keep doing business with that farm as though nothing happened? A farm that represents the Russian Revolution. How, at the end, did [[spoiler:the pigs turn into people]]? Because it represents [[spoiler:how a revolution's leaders can eventually become no different from the tyrants they overthrew]].
14th May '16 11:51:25 AM cakecake
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* ''VisualNovel/War13thDay'' is built beautifully on this [[spoiler:as it's [[AllJustADream Wildfire's dream]]]], and it even explains what everything represents in the True End. It doesn't completely clarify the true version of events, but as the opening act to ''[[https://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=36651 War (X Playing Pieces)]]'', this is understandable.

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* ''VisualNovel/War13thDay'' is built beautifully on this [[spoiler:as it's [[AllJustADream Wildfire's dream]]]], and it even explains what everything represents in the True End. It doesn't completely clarify the true version of events, but as the opening act to ''[[https://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=36651 War (X Playing Pieces)]]'', this is understandable.it definitely knows how to whet one's appetite.
14th May '16 11:50:49 AM cakecake
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* ''VisualNovel/War13thDay'' is built on this [[spoiler:as it's [[AllJustADream Wildfire's dream]]]], but it explains what everything represents in the True End in a grand [[TheReveal reveal]]. It doesn't completely clarify the true version of events, but as the opening act to ''[[https://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=36651 War (X Playing Pieces)]]'', this is understandable.

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* ''VisualNovel/War13thDay'' is built beautifully on this [[spoiler:as it's [[AllJustADream Wildfire's dream]]]], but and it even explains what everything represents in the True End in a grand [[TheReveal reveal]].End. It doesn't completely clarify the true version of events, but as the opening act to ''[[https://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=36651 War (X Playing Pieces)]]'', this is understandable.
14th May '16 11:49:47 AM cakecake
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* ''VisualNovel/War13thDay'' is built on this [[spoiler:as it's [[AllJustADream Wildfire's dream]]]], but it explains what everything represents in the True End in a grand [[TheReveal reveal]]. It doesn't completely clarify the true version of events, but as the opening act to ''[[https://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=36651 War (X Playing Pieces)]]'', this is understandable.
7th May '16 2:50:08 PM babyhenchy1
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* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''' can be easy to miss due to the chaos and the fact that it's a never ending chase, but one can pick almost any scene and find some level of symbolism in it. Chains are widely used to represent oppression and slavery, both in connection with Max and Nux, Immortan Joe having his "failed" wives milked like cattle, Nux's chest scars formed into an engine, etc.

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* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''' ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' can be easy to miss due to the chaos and the fact that it's a never ending chase, but one can pick almost any scene and find some level of symbolism in it. Chains are widely used to represent oppression and slavery, both in connection with Max and Nux, Immortan Joe having his "failed" wives milked like cattle, Nux's chest scars formed into an engine, etc.
7th May '16 2:49:56 PM babyhenchy1
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* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''' can be easy to miss due to the chaos and the fact that it's a never ending chase, but one can pick almost any scene and find some level of symbolism in it. Chains are widely used to represent oppression and slavery, both in connection with Max and Nux, Immortan Joe having his "failed" wives milked like cattle, Nux's chest scars formed into an engine, etc.
18th Apr '16 10:53:49 PM aye_amber
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Needless to say, this sort of plot [[VoodooShark can prove frustrating]] for literal-minded audiences who expect a more concrete answer to a plot hole than "because the plot hole symbolizes our inability to define existential truth". Such complaints about the story's lack of narrative logic are often dismissed by its fans with ViewersAreMorons, with fans and non-fans talking past each other and on entirely different levels. Literary allegory has been [[TropesAreNotBad a respected genre]] since about [[OlderThanDirt as long as myths have been written]], and it got its start in myths and folklore meant to both explain and symbolize the forces of nature and humanity's place in the world. [[TropesAreNotGood On the other hand]], one can argue that a modern-day author whose story doesn't hold together on every level has only written half a story; Shakespeare's plays may be full of symbolism, but they also work just as well as straightforward comedies and tragedies.

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Needless to say, this sort of plot [[VoodooShark can prove frustrating]] for literal-minded audiences who expect a more concrete answer to a plot hole than "because the plot hole symbolizes our inability to define existential truth". Such complaints about the story's lack of narrative logic are often dismissed by its fans with ViewersAreMorons, with fans and non-fans talking past each other and on entirely different levels. Literary allegory has been [[TropesAreNotBad a respected genre]] since about [[OlderThanDirt as long as myths have been written]], and it got its start in myths and folklore meant to both explain and symbolize the forces of nature and humanity's place in the world. [[TropesAreNotGood [[TropesAreTools On the other hand]], one can argue that a modern-day author whose story doesn't hold together on every level has only written half a story; Shakespeare's plays may be full of symbolism, but they also work just as well as straightforward comedies and tragedies.
16th Apr '16 1:11:56 PM ManicDepressiveMouse
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* ''The Summoning of Everyman'', a morality play by Ben Johnson. God sends Death to summon Everyman, who represents mankind, and Everyman meets characters like Good Deeds and Knowledge. 16th century morality plays weren't known for being subtle.

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* ''The Summoning of Everyman'', a an English morality play by Ben Johnson.play. God sends Death to summon Everyman, who represents mankind, and Everyman meets characters like Good Deeds and Knowledge. 16th 15th century morality plays weren't known for being subtle.
14th Apr '16 7:30:37 PM Silvard
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* True to form, ''Anime/YuriKumaArashi'', from the creator of ''Utena'' and ''Penguindrum'' is yet another world of symbolism.



* True to form, ''Anime/YuriKumaArashi'', from the creator of ''Utena'' and ''Penguindrum'' is yet another world of symbolism.
21st Mar '16 10:08:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TwinPeaks'', being created by David Lynch, also approaches pure allegory at times. There might be supernatural forces at work in the town, or the whole thing might be a prolonged allegory about something else entirely.

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* ''TwinPeaks'', ''Series/TwinPeaks'', being created by David Lynch, also approaches pure allegory at times. There might be supernatural forces at work in the town, or the whole thing might be a prolonged allegory about something else entirely.
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