How are symbolism and allegory related?
Allegory is a type of symbolism
The Pearl is not a fable, but it is an allegory, which is a story from which you should learn a life lesson that uses symbolism. It is a allegory because the pearl symbolizes society's greed, which ultimately ruins Kino's life. The implied moral is that one should not be greedy or avaricious but should be happy with his or her life.
Jefferson Butler Fletcher has written: 'Dante' -- subject(s): Accessible book 'Symbolism of the Divine comedy' -- subject(s): Symbolism, Allegory and symbolism 'The religion of beauty in woman, and other essays on Platonic love in poetry and society' -- subject(s): Love, Women, Beauty, Personal, Women in literature, Personal Beauty
Even the greatest hate, that of vengeance in the end will really only hurt you and those you love more than repair the damage that caused the hate in the first place. Also that great negative emotion can cause great pain. No symbolism that I can see (but to me allegory sucks so I try not to find it)
There is little difference in these two words, there meaning tell of an imaginary story using fictional characters which has moral in its telling. An allegory relies heavily on symbolism, where a character will be the embodiment of a particular virtue or person or group of persons. For example the phrase 'justice measures with her eye bound' would be allegorical as it personifies justice and is therefore a symbol. A fable involves talking animals.
The Crucible can be seen as an allegory based upon the context under which it was written. At the time, Arthur Miller sought to make a political criticism of the McCarthy trials in their efforts to find Communist spies in America. However, given the political climate, Miller used the story of the Salem witch trials as an allegory to represent the scapegoat nature of human fear and how it related to the trials going on…