How Symbol is Different from Allegory?

Symbol is different from allegory in terms of meaning range. There is no fixed meaning for a symbol. Therefore, a symbol may be interpreted in many ways (slightly arbitrary) due to its own general characteristics. The range of interpretation of a symbol is wide and rich. On the other hand, allegory is a narrative, which has a second layer of certain meaning. Consequently, allegory has fixed meanings and put less emphasis and more focus on the hidden meaning. It is also less rich and wide than a symbol. To conclude, we can say a symbol tend to be indefinite than allegory.


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