RG

IN CONTEXT

Focus

Allegorical satire

Before

1605 In Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes explores the inability to see the world as it really is, in his main character’s delusional quest to enact a knight’s saga.

1726 Anglo-Irish writer Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels exaggerates moral and political corruption in tales of fantastical cultures.

1945 In Animal Farm, English author George Orwell traces the parallels between the degeneration of politics in human society and a cast of rebellious farm animals.

After

2008–10 American writer Suzanne Collins publishes The Hunger Games, using allegorical satire to indicate the power of media as a political tool in ...

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