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How do you tell your readers without telling and only showing that the most popular interpretations of your work is wrong?

How do you tell your readers without telling and only showing that the most popular interpretations of your work is wrong? Let's say I am Stanley Kubrick and I made the movie "The Space Odyssey&...
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What purposes can an allegory serve to a story?

I see a lot of films using allegory. For example, a scene from a movie can be a Biblical allegory of Mose crossing the sea. But rarely do they seem to do anything with it. It's like the allegory added ...
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When using an allegory from another book, do you have to stick to the most mainstream interpretation of the book?

When using an allegory from another book, do you have to stick to the most mainstream interpretation of the book? Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain used Moby Dick as an allegory. Although I am not ...
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