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John Marsden's Allegory Of Colonization

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In various other graphic novels in this course, most have a protagonist person, country, or group of people. Likewise, many of the same graphic novels also contain an antagonist person, country, or group of people. In John Marsden's and Shang Tan's The Rabbits, we see an allegory of colonization. The Rabbits are progressively revealing it's repercussions of their colonial expansion. The story hints to resemblance and principles from the Western (European) colonization and illustrates the power in which these people have. I believe the use of allegory emphasizes particular and temporary blindness and political/politics based amnesia. Marsden uses a particular and unique metaphor of colonization to demonstrate an ironic moral issue and also
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