Allegroies are often seen as an archiac form of narrative expression. Yet the the basic concepts about human morality remain universal sources of artistic inspiratiojn thousands of years later. This piece gives a brief history of allegorical storytelling from the Middle Ages up through the Twentienth Century focusing on the Seven Deadly Sins. The second half of the piece gives an in depth analysis of the television program, Arrested Development, assigning each character a feature found with the Seven Deadly Sins often found in traditonal allegorical storytelling. The piece concludes with an explanation of why such methods are still relevant today.
"The Good, The Bad, and the Bluths: Arrested Development as a Modern Allegory,"
Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association:
Vol. 2011, Article 2.
Available at: http://docs.rwu.edu/nyscaproceedings/vol2011/iss1/2