allegory

メタファーと象徴とアレゴリー

ある要素によって、想像力が刺激され、視覚的映像などが喚起される場合、そのようなイメージ(心像)を喚起する作用を、「イメジャリー」(imagery)と呼ぶ。また、イメージの集合体をイメジャリーという場合もある。

 イメジャリーにも、さまざまな働きがある。あることを示すために、別のものを示し、それらの間にある共通性を暗示する場合は、「メタファー」(metaphor)という。特に類似性のないものを示して、連想されるものを暗示する場合は、「象徴」(symbol)である。具体的なものをとおして、ある抽象的な概念を暗示し、教訓的な含みを持たせる場合は、「アレゴリー」(allegory)という。

(『批評理論入門 フランケンシュタイン解剖講義』p.81)

friendly-neighborhood-narwhal  asked:

I know what you mean with the witchcraft stuff, and that's a touchy subject with Christians. I think it really just has to come down to what you personally feel convicted about. If you feel like it's okay to read that stuff because you know that that power isn't real and you don't believe in it, that's cool, but also if you feel convicted not to take part, that's cool too.

I love fantasy and folklore so yeah I’ll always read it, but it does seem slightly random for Christians to try to incorporate it into their works sometimes. Unless you’re going strict allegory like Lewis or hidden religious meaning like Tolkein (Gandalf is canonically an angel), it just seems odd. And I know most Christians wouldn’t like the things I try to write because I don’t have a big moral lesson or anything, mine are mostly for fun.

There’s nothing I want more on this earth than to write a piece on how Zach Snyder’s Superman is a deliberate Moses allegory in Man of Steel and therefore resists the Christianization of a hero based in Jewish folklore. But I’m a gentile and I don’t know if it’d be in good taste.

…maybe somebody else can do it?

Mastery Journal Entry- MAN630

One of the most important aspects of leadership is the attitude that one possesses. To be a successful leader, the attitude you have will not only resonate with the public but it also influences your potential students. John C. Maxwell stated that without decent attitudes, our full potentials as a leader can never be truly met (Maxwell, 1993, p. 98). From experience, I have noticed that good leaders with good attitudes had a better chance of influencing their students. While other leaders who may have lacked the proper attitude turned off potential students. I have previously sat in on a webinar where Ty Lopez spoke about using social media marketing to become successful and wealthy. While he had many good insights and tips, his attitude towards materialistic objects showed through his allegories. Much of his focus during the discussions were spent talking about the cars and homes he was able to accumulate from the riches he obtained. Other entrepreneurs such as Oprah Winfrey have excellent leadership skills because her attitude never relates her successes to riches. When Oprah gives speeches, she uses her past as examples of why someone could overcome obstacles to be successful in life. Of course, everyone who knows who Oprah knows that she is a billionaire, however, she does not promote an extravagant lifestyle as a means of creating your own business or being successful in life. In my personal life, I pay attention to the attitude aspect of my leadership because it affects how others act and feel towards me. In my professional life, I also realized that having a positive attitude has helped me create new connections and work with people who I may not have been able to have I had a negative attitude. Having a giving attitude is also important in a professional life because this helps when starting businesses where people are working under you. Being that I want to be an entrepreneur in the entertainment business, the companies that I make will employ people who want to get into the entertainment field in some way or another. If I have the attitude that I am here to teach and help someone else be successful the way a leader I have had in the past has helped me.

References

Maxwell, J. C. (1993). Developing the Leader Within You. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson.

Do filmmakers just like not trust their audiences to pick up on subtle thematic elements anymore or are they contractually obligated to rub people’s noses in their bad allegories nowadays?

i’m doing some research for chuck toddcast and, like, i wanted to see if i was the first one to think of “cuck todd” and, as expected, i wasn’t, and there were some fucking terrible folks over there on twitter dot com, but there’s also an account that just takes normal political stories and turns them into allegories for cuckolding, which, what the hell. what the fuck

Dragon Slayer: My theory

I know I mentioned this in my Trailer Rundown, but I’m very interested to see just how deep the symbolism in the Dragon Slayer game goes in relation to this season. I’m probably  not that original either and everyone else is thinking it but HERE WE GO-

Last season, Dungeons and Dragons was the main analogy used last season. The for the kids, in order to sort of make sense of and relate to what was happening to them; they connected it with something they understood (calling the monster the Demogorgan and so forth).

But its obvious to me that the opening sequence of them playing the Dragon Slayer confirms what allegory they will be using for this season. I may be reading into this waaayyyy too deep but when I sort of researched the game, I found some things very interesting.

basically, if you are not familiar with the game, it was one of the earliest RPG video games ever. the general premise is that you are a warrior and you’re stuck in a dungeon. the only way to escape is to collect four crowns hidden throughout the dungeon by slaying the dragons that guard them. the dungeon is apparently rather complicated to navigate so in order to become better at it, you can collect these little powerups that allow you to warp throughout the map and even break down walls.

again, maybe i’m reading into this, but I know two things for sure: the dragon(s) represent he monster we see in the sky, and most likely Will, maybe Eleven is the warrior who is trapped within the complicated dungeon. but it leaves me wondering:

1) is there more then one monster? there are several dragons in the game. 

2) will the “powerup” idea be used? we saw several shots of the group going into the Upside Down, so I’m wondering if they become more familiar with it or find ways to work around it.

3) what are the crowns? why do they have to keep going in (obviously to save Will but I’m wondering what their ultimate objective it)

(side note: why is Will saying that its coming for everyone except him? does it ultimately want the entire town? idkkkk)

anyways I love theorizing even if it’s not that deep so if you have any questions or wanna continue the discussion or offer up your opinions please! feel free to send asks!

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Allegory of Sight. Peter Paul Rubens and Jan Brueghel the Elder, 1617.

Nick Spencer’s Secret Empire may well do a horrendous disservice to Magneto’s character by aligning him with HYDRA. A Holocaust survivor teaming with a Nazi allegory is unpleasant to many.

But the Internet backlash against it seems to ignore that while Magneto’s heritage is Jewish, it’s not the core of his character - he’s a fascist who has proclaimed mutant superiority over humans for decades, and has attempted to commit the total genocide of non-mutant humans on Earth on multiple occasions, in comics and film. He’s three-dimensional and occasionally sympathetic (thanks, in no small part, to Sir Ian McKellen), but let’s not forget that one time Magneto ushered thousands of New York citizens into crematoriums. He stared into the abyss, and the abyss stared back also. He’s as evil as the people who did evil to him. Allying with HYDRA to achieve his own ends is exactly in character for Erik Lensherr.

Regardless, waiting for the actual story to be published and criticise the actual writing, instead of preview variant covers, makes much more sense.

i still kind of want to make an effortpost about veronicas quest and the allegory of the cave but it’s pretty straight forward cause 

she literally leaves the cave and sees the world for how it really is. and even if she chooses to stay with the brotherhood she’s doomed to be forever isolated from them because she’s the only truly enlightened member in their ranks, she knows so much more she might as well be living in another reality 

You know what, fuck this shit. Nazi allegories should be only used to draw a parallel between the real world and the fictional world, to point out the horrible and inhumanes actions of the regime. Nazi allegories shouldn’t be used to romaticize the Nazism. Most importantly, Nazist regime should be used as ‘edgy’ plot point or trope. People don’t want to see ‘what would have happened if Nazis had won’, we already know/imagine. People don’t want to see their heroes turned into Nazis.

If that’s the only way americans want to write Nazism in fiction and/or media, then they shouldn’t be allowed to write anymore.

Let me explain something for all they reylo shippers who are confused about how shipping 2 poc as a side ship to an all white OTP is racist.

It’s about white supremacy. Fans who Stan all white ships that sideline characters of color love to go on about how putting the sidelined CoC with another CoC (even before we’ve seen them interact) is so much more progressive than putting a Black character with a white character.

Here’s the thing, though. White supremacists don’t care about different people of color mixing. We’re all sewage, it doesn’t matter. (And if you’re wondering where I got such a harsh description, there’s a white supremacist allegory that goes like this: A drop of water in a barrel of sewage is still sewage. A drop of sewage in a barrel of water turns the water into sewage. In case you don’t get it, the water=pure white people.)

White supremacists consider race mixing with a white person involved is genocide. Another harsh word. I know. Being half white myself, I know. There are people who think my existence is an abomination.

IR causes much, much more rage when it involves a white person.

That’s not to say that non-white IR is bad or regressive in any way. I’ll be happy if Finn gets a well done love story with Rose or Poe that makes sense in context with TFA. What I dislike about the idea is the glee fans will express because it means none of them will get with one of the two coveted white characters, who are naturally supposed to fall in love and make all-white legacy babies.

That is a white supremacist stand. It is not the “progressive” way to go.

(Note: I shouldn’t have to say this, but if you ship Finnrose and/or Finnpoe without that particular baggage, this is not about you.)