Question: English & Literature

is the novel waiting for the barbarians an allegory? and if yes, how?

In English & Literature | Asked by manellys
Asked from the Waiting for the Barbarians study pack

The entire setting is allegorical because it is not described in any specific terms.  It could be just about anywhere.  That makes it allegorical simply because it is about how people accept the "way things are" without question, even when they know the situation is wrong.  The lack of a specific setting makes it apply universally, which is to say it is an allegory.

MHood2 | 963 days ago