Writing Quasi-Allegories (Allegory Pt 3)

Click here for Part 2 As I noted last time, full-blown allegories are hard to write because they have certain limits. However, you don't necessarily have to make an entire story allegorical. Many authors write quasi-allegories. In these works, the story has sections that are allegorical (didactic tone, important lessons) and other sections that are simply …

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What’s An Allegory (Allegory Pt 2)

Click here for Part 1 Like symbols, allegories are details that point to something else in a story. However, there are a couple of key differences. First, allegories are more deliberate than symbols. You can enjoy or make sense of a story without picking up on all the symbols. You don’t have to get all …

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What Filmmakers Can Learn From Passion of the Christ

“Christian movies” seem to go through times when they’re especially popular. For example, the 1950’s and 60’s produced some excellent Biblical epics. Since the early 2000’s, Biblical adaptations and movies with faith-based themes have been very popular. People debate a lot of things about the new Christian movie trend, but everyone seems to agree on …

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