Nicolas Appert (1749-1841) may not have understood the science behind food preservation, yet his canning process is directly responsible for the multitude of prepared foods that sit on grocery store shelves around the world.
An allegory falls in line with the moral of a story. While an allegory is a story, poem, or picture, it’s used to reveal a hidden meaning or message, like the moral. Allegories are exciting because they use characters and events to convey a meaning. They don’t just come right out and say it.
It’s fun to sniff out the artist’s intent and see what you can walk away with after you’ve read a piece of writing or studied a piece of art. It’s safe to say the creator’s intent is always to inspire, whether that’s to elicit an emotional response or get you to think about something in a new or different way.