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What is Allegory?

An allegory is a story with two layers of meaning. The characters and events represent other things and symbolise a deeper level of meaning, often moral, religious or political.

Examples of allegories include Animal Farm, The Chronicles of Narnia, Aesop's Fables, Pilgrim's Progress, Gulliver's Travels and Lord of the Flies.

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What is Communism?

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Propaganda is information that is designed to influence people's opinions and emotions.

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