At the end of this unit, your big narrative writing assignment will be to write your own allegory. Your allegory should explore a problem or conflict that you want to make a point about. The conflict could be anything you want it to be, but should have a moral, political, social, historical, technological, or religious focus.
For this blog post, discuss or propose an idea (or several) about what conflict you might want to explore for your allegory assignment. You could choose a real-world conflict from any era in history. For example, write an allegory mirroring the events that caused WWI, explore the water crisis and civil wars in Sudan, or write a piece that reflects the most recent United States presidential election. The conflict you explore might be something more personal. For instance, you might write a story that exposes the truth about bullying, cliques in school, school uniforms, or gang violence.
Explain which conflict you’d like your allegory to explore. Do some research into the event or into a topic related to the conflict that might help you plan your allegory. For example, if you wanted to write an allegory exposing the truth about bullying, do some research into severe cases that might serve as models for parts of your story. Include a link to your research and reference it in your response.