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The Fellowship of the Ring
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  • Other arrangements could be devised according to the tastes or views of those who like allegory or topical reference.
  • But I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence.
  • I think that many confuse ’applicability’ with ’allegory’; but the one resides in the freedom of the reader, and the other in the purposed domination of the author.

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  • In Plato’s allegory, the prisoners in the cave represent people living in ignorance.
  • "Allegory’s beyond me," said Jim.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes

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