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Allegory Gallery: Platos Cave Allegory
Platos Cave Allegory
Allegory Gallery: A Star Explodes - Norman Lindsay
A Star Explodes - Norman Lindsay
Allegory Gallery: Kiss of the Oceans - Atlantic meets Pacific - Panama Canal
Kiss of the Oceans - Atlantic meets Pacific - Panama Canal
Allegory Gallery: WALL STREET: BEARS & BULLS. Bulls and Bears in the Market. An allegorical painting by William H
WALL STREET: BEARS & BULLS. Bulls and Bears in the Market. An allegorical painting by William H. Beard, 1879
Allegory Gallery: The Workers May-Pole, design for a socialist poster
The Workers May-Pole, design for a socialist poster
Allegory Gallery: Science Allegorised
Science Allegorised
Allegory Gallery: Trades union membership certificate
Trades union membership certificate
Allegory Gallery: Alchemical tree, Philosophia reformata
Alchemical tree, Philosophia reformata
Allegory Gallery: TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT, 1887. Devils Toboggan Slide. Temperance broadsheet published, 1887
TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT, 1887. Devils Toboggan Slide. Temperance broadsheet published, 1887, at Kalamazoo, Michigan
Allegory Gallery: Female jockeys riding gentlemen like horses
Female jockeys riding gentlemen like horses
Allegory Gallery: Deaths Dispensary. An 1866 cartoon indicating water pollution as a source of disease
Deaths Dispensary. An 1866 cartoon indicating water pollution as a source of disease
Allegory Gallery: Lord, have mercy on London. Contemporary English woodcut on the Great Plague of 1665
Lord, have mercy on London. Contemporary English woodcut on the Great Plague of 1665
Allegory Gallery: Illustration of Icarus and Daedalus
Illustration of Icarus and Daedalus
Allegory Gallery: A Jaipur Allegory
A Jaipur Allegory
Allegory Gallery: Justice as depicted on a Tarot card
Justice as depicted on a Tarot card
Allegory Gallery: Night and Her Daughter Sleep, 1902. Creator: Mary L. Macomber
Night and Her Daughter Sleep, 1902. Creator: Mary L. Macomber
Allegory Gallery: The Dance of Death (1493) by Michael Wolgemut, from the Liber chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel
The Dance of Death (1493) by Michael Wolgemut, from the Liber chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel
Allegory Gallery: Minerva Victorious over ignorance
Minerva Victorious over ignorance
Allegory Gallery: The Feast of Venus
The Feast of Venus
Allegory Gallery: DANCE: HARKNESS THEATRE. Mural by Enrique Senis-Oliver from the proscenium arch of the Harkness
DANCE: HARKNESS THEATRE. Mural by Enrique Senis-Oliver from the proscenium arch of the Harkness Theatre
Allegory Gallery: VISION OF DEATH. Vision of Death (on a pale horse), Revelation 6: 8
VISION OF DEATH. Vision of Death (on a pale horse), Revelation 6: 8. Wood engraving after Gustave Dor
Allegory Gallery: Alchemy
Alchemy
Allegory Gallery: GAUGUIN: PAINTING, 1897. Where Do We Come From / What Are We / Where Are We Going
GAUGUIN: PAINTING, 1897. Where Do We Come From / What Are We / Where Are We Going. Oil on canvas by Paul Gauguin, 1897
Allegory Gallery: REPUBLIC OF TURKEY: POSTER. The Republic of Turkey symbolized as an unveiled woman
REPUBLIC OF TURKEY: POSTER. The Republic of Turkey symbolized as an unveiled woman
Allegory Gallery: DANCE OF DEATH, 1538. Death and the Soldier. Woodcut by Hans Holbein the Younger
DANCE OF DEATH, 1538. Death and the Soldier. Woodcut by Hans Holbein the Younger, from The Dance of Death
Allegory Gallery: Zulu War Britannia 1879
Zulu War Britannia 1879
Allegory Gallery: Absinthe
Absinthe
Allegory Gallery: ARCIMBOLDO: SUMMER, 1563. Oil on canvas by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 1563
ARCIMBOLDO: SUMMER, 1563. Oil on canvas by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 1563
Allegory Gallery: Construction of the Statue of Liberty, Paris
Construction of the Statue of Liberty, Paris
Allegory Gallery: As American Goes, So Goes the World. American cartoon by D.R. Fitzpatrick, 1953
As American Goes, So Goes the World. American cartoon by D.R. Fitzpatrick, 1953
Allegory Gallery: Pierre Auguste Cot (1837-1883). Spring, 1873
Pierre Auguste Cot (1837-1883). Spring, 1873
Allegory Gallery: Dantes Inferno, suicides and the Harpies
Dantes Inferno, suicides and the Harpies
Allegory Gallery: The Strife of Lent with Shrovetide, c.1550, by Pieter Bruegh
The Strife of Lent with Shrovetide, c.1550, by Pieter Bruegh
Allegory Gallery: Jesus Crucifixion
Jesus Crucifixion
Allegory Gallery: Tarot Card 8 - La Justice (Justice)
Tarot Card 8 - La Justice (Justice)
Allegory Gallery: Rene Descartes, French mathematician and philosopher
Rene Descartes, French mathematician and philosopher
Allegory Gallery: Summer, 1896. Artist: Alphonse Mucha
Summer, 1896. Artist: Alphonse Mucha
Allegory Gallery: Sculpture on Synagogue, Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France
Sculpture on Synagogue, Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France
Allegory Gallery: Illustration, A Song of the English, Thames Embankment
Illustration, A Song of the English, Thames Embankment
Allegory Gallery: LORENZETTI, Ambrogio (1285-1348). Effects of Good
LORENZETTI, Ambrogio (1285-1348). Effects of Good
Allegory Gallery: Cartoon, The Dropped Pilot, WW1
Cartoon, The Dropped Pilot, WW1
Allegory Gallery: SECOND AFGHAN WAR, 1878. Save Me From My Friends! Amir Sher Ali of Afghanistan
SECOND AFGHAN WAR, 1878. Save Me From My Friends! Amir Sher Ali of Afghanistan
Allegory Gallery: Music sheet cover for Queen of the May Quadrille
Music sheet cover for Queen of the May Quadrille
Allegory Gallery: The Old Woman of Threadneedle Street, 1826. Artist: Standidge & Co
The Old Woman of Threadneedle Street, 1826. Artist: Standidge & Co
Allegory Gallery: A GARLAND FOR MAY DAY, 1913. A Garland for May day [The Many Arguments for Socialism]
A GARLAND FOR MAY DAY, 1913. A Garland for May day [The Many Arguments for Socialism]
Allegory Gallery: French Republican Calendar for 1794 (Year III). Napoleon abolished this calendar
French Republican Calendar for 1794 (Year III). Napoleon abolished this calendar
Allegory Gallery: Patriotic French poster by Cappiello
Patriotic French poster by Cappiello
Allegory Gallery: Edward VII Memorial unveiling at Brighton and Hove
Edward VII Memorial unveiling at Brighton and Hove

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An allegory is a type of literature that uses symbols and metaphors to convey a deeper meaning than what is written on the surface. It can be used to illustrate abstract ideas or moral principles, as well as to tell stories in an engaging way. Allegories are often used in literature, film, and other forms of art.

At its core, an allegory is a story with two levels of meaning: the literal level and the symbolic level. The literal level tells a story about characters and events that are easy to understand on their own terms. However, these characters and events also represent something else—an idea or concept—and this is where the symbolic level comes in. For example, in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the animals represent different classes of people during the Russian Revolution; their struggles reflect those of real-life revolutionaries at the time.

Allegories can be used for many purposes: to teach lessons about morality or justice; to comment on social issues like poverty or inequality; or even just for entertainment value. They often contain universal truths that can be applied beyond their original context—for instance, Animal Farm has been interpreted as an allegory for many different political systems throughout history.

Allegorical stories have been around since ancient times; some famous examples include Plato’s Allegory of The Cave (which explores themes such as knowledge and perception) and John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress (which follows Christian’s journey from sinfulness to salvation). More recently, authors like JK Rowling have incorporated allegorical elements into their works—Harry Potter contains numerous references to good vs evil which echo classic religious themes such as redemption and temptation.

In conclusion, it's clear that allegories are powerful tools for conveying messages through storytelling—they allow us to explore complex ideas without getting bogged down by too much detail or technical language. Whether they're being used for entertainment purposes or more serious topics like politics or religion, they provide readers with thought-provoking insights into our world today