Hey Come on Out and the Elephant Compare and Contrast

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Satirical allegories are often used today to criticize people and groups in an indirect way. The themes of the short stories; The Elephant, and He-y Come on Ou-t! , both unfold using satirical allegories. Though the development may be similar, the stories’ themes are often different. Government deception is the main theme in The Elephant but the theme in He-y Come on Ou-t is based on Ecological welfare of our world. The Elephant and He-y Come on Ou-t have different themes, but are also similar in many ways. The main idea of the short story The Elephant is the power of deceiving by the government. At the surface level, The Elephant is about a zoo in a small polish town attempts to save money, by buying a fake elephant, rather then getting a real one for the citizens to enjoy. Metaphorically, the short story is about a communist society which adequacies are overlooked because if exposed, reflects badly on the governing of the country. Symbolism is highly evident in the story. The theme is expressed vaguely, to criticize the governing party without evidently announcing it. The last paragraph of the book states, “The schoolchildren who had witnessed the scene in the zoo soon started neglecting their studies and turned into hooligans. It is reports that they drink liquor and break windows. And they no longer believe in elephants” (Imprints, 106). This is criticizing the government by saying they are untrustworthy, and when lied to by your own powers, you lose faith in control by them. Deceiving is undoubtedly the central topic in this satirical allegory. Ecological welfare is what the theme portrays to be in He-y Come on Ou-t. In the story, a hole is revealed after being hit by a typhoon. After concluding the hole had no purpose a businessman offered to take care of it and it ended up being a convenient way to dump toxic wastes and other disposable items. By the end

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