To refute Chen would waste much ink; let's just say it has roughly the same power to convince as his political allegorization
of the Mao Odes.
Perhaps the allegorization
of Ariosto's Furioso is one of those small ironies of reception history--like the prominence of Petrarch's works in the volgare today--that can occasionally present themselves to modern eyes.
2) How do we teach Roth's work while avoiding the pitfalls of reduction, allegorization
, or the too-easy assignment of "ethnicity" to the literature?
Unlike its geological analogue of hotspot volcanism, reef formation, subsidence, and the memento mori of the atoll, this theoretical allegorization
(see Law, 2004b) of atoll as mutable immobile (18) need not operate on (only) a linear temporality.
of Gulliver's ordeal in Lilliput is the poet's self-dramatization of the misconception and misunderstanding of his role at mediating the crisis between the Nigerian government and the Biafran authority at the beginning of the war.
Taymor, according to Burt's scathing critique of her film, "naively misreads Shakespeare's much darker and more self-conscious allegorization
of aesthetic representations via the media of the theater and print culture" (312).
Part of today's antiglobalization rhetoric, with its allegorization
of villainous transnational corporations, descends directly from this corporate-conspiracy discourse of the 1960s and 1970s" ).
42) By contrast, unable to accept Griselda's absolute meekness as the most powerful, albeit shocking, manifestation of human--indeed, feminine--agency, critics have oftentimes viewed her conduct as a form of transcendence--an interpretive reading synthesized by Sherberg, who rejects it in so far as he also refuses "the allegorization
of Griselda," a refusal with which I agree completely (223).
The "kafkaesque" traits like dreamlikeness, irrationality, allegorization
, metaphoricity became poetic means of expression behind the frontlines of the official and obligatory socialist realism.
Much of his argument hinges upon his allegorization
of the devil as fallen political power and upon his understanding of sin, which he sees as the necessary possibility of freedom.
Tolkien, (5) Dunsany "complained constantly of those who worried 'meanings' out of tales that were simply themselves," decrying allegorization
of literary art (Amory 180).
At the same time he can identify the sometimes-unintended consequences of those aims, such as the way "the intellectual visibly collapses into the existential" in a poem like "Epithalamion," making "any successful allegorization
of the poem in spiritual terms impossible" (p.
Although this early modern dramatic technique, which pays tribute to the medieval sacred theatrical tradition, (26) resembles the moral allegorization
of the autos sacramentales, it also differs from it considerably, endowing the moral stereotypes of this tradition with a modern feel of flesh and blood--much in the same manner that Shakespeare famously grafted a nuanced psychological portrait of the Scottish nobleman, Macbeth, onto his morality-inspired study of Ambition or Treason.
s]uch an allegorization
had the double advantage of transferring guilt for violence and rapacity from the home government or the British people as a whole to aggressive individuals acting at the periphery, and then from these individuals to the peoples they conquered.
Further, Opicinus's written allegorization
of the Mediterranean as Satan and Africa as the temptation of sin suggests a precarious struggle in which the triumph of good over evil is far from assured.