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Synonyms for allegory

Synonyms for allegory

a short moral story (often with animal characters)

an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances

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Marxist critics read Dracula either as an alegory of the ever-spreading British colonialism, as a Victorian attempt to use the forces of nature against the supernatural ones (Leatherdale 1993: 233-234), as the evidence of the crumbling aristocracy, the advance of urban crime, and the ever-growing immigration from the less-developed countries, corrupting the pure ethnicity (Snodgrass 2005: 87), or, like Stephen Arata (The Occidental Tourist: Dracula and the Anxiety of Reverse Colonization, 1990) as a "narrative of reverse colonization," expressing fears linked to a perceived racial, moral, and spiritual decline that might leave England unprotected against foreign attacks (Miller 2011: 84).