The evidence base forallegorical interpretation?
Allegory -- from the Greek,
, "other" and
,"to speak in public" --
ﬁguratively unites two orders,one of which is shown and the other of which iskept out of view,
establishing relationships ofresemblance between them such that
the reader orspectator may construe meaning over and abovethe literal
. Allegory stages the relationship betweenpersonal and political, private and public, which is oftencentral to the production of political meaning in art.
Crisis and Capitalism in Contemporary Argentine Cinema
(Durhamand London: Duke University Press, 2009), p. 182]