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Subtext is content of a book, play, film or television series which is not announced explicitly by the characters (or author) but is implicit or becomes something understood by the reader / viewer as the production unfolds. Subtext can also refer to the thoughts and motives of the characters which are only covered in an aside. Subtext can also be used to imply controversial subjects without specifically alienating people from the fiction, often through use of metaphor. In language, a metaphor (from the Greek: metapherin) is a rhetorical trope defined as a direct comparison between two or more seemingly unrelated subjects. ...


H.G. Wells's The Time Machine, for example, use the Morlocks and Eloi as metaphors for exploitative capitalists and exploited workers respectively. H. G. Wells at the door of his house at Sandgate Herbert George Wells (September 21, 1866 - August 13, 1946) was an English writer best known for his science fiction novels such as The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine. ... The Time Machine is a novel by H. G. Wells, first published in 1895, later made into two films of the same title. ... Morlocks are a fictional species, created by H.G. Wells for his novel, The Time Machine. The Morlocks, as well as another supposed offshoot of humans, the Eloi, exist in the future world in the year AD 802,701 in The Time Machine. The Morlocks are said to have descended... The Eloi are one of the two post-human races in H. G. Wells novel The Time Machine. ... In economics, a capitalist is someone who owns capital, presumably within the economic system of capitalism. ... The term working class is used to denote a social class. ...


Examples of subtext often include the sexuality of the characters. For example the relationship between Xena and Gabrielle in Xena: Warrior Princess, which was left ambiguous throughout the series although some fans believed them to be lovers, or the nature of the relationship between the teachers in the film version of Lillian Hellman's play The Children's Hour which was based on an actual case in Scotland but toned down for film. Xena. ... Lillian Hellman Lillian Florence Hellman (June 20, 1905 – June 30, 1984) was an American playwright, romantically involved for thirty years with mystery and crime writer Dashiell Hammett. ... The Childrens Hour could refer to several things. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ...


A scene in Woody Allen's movie Annie Hall, in which subtitles explain the characters' inner thoughts during an apparently innocent conversation, is an example of the subtext of a scene being made explicit. Woody Allen. ... Annie Hall is a 1977 romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a script he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. ... In printed material In printed material, a subtitle is an explanatory or alternate title. ...


In the episode "My Best Friend's Bottom" of 'British TV comedy Coupling, Captain Subtext is a tool used in the narrative to explicitly make the viewers aware of the subtextual message in the dialogue. Ofcourse the dialogue and the subtext has been deliberately made humourous. Jeff Murdoch is a character in the Coupling TV Series, played by Richard Coyle in the first three series. ...


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Subtext - definition of Subtext in Encyclopedia (177 words)
Subtext is content of a book, play, film or television series which is not announced explicitly by the characters (or author) but is implicit or becomes something understood by the reader / viewer as the production unfolds.
Subtext can also refer to the thoughts and motives of the characters which are only covered in an aside.
Subtext can also be used to imply controversial subjects without specifically alienating people from the fiction, often through use of metaphor.
Alarming Development » Open Subtext (524 words)
Another disclaimer: Subtext has already been rewritten from scratch once, and will almost certainly be rewritten for the next version later this year, and probably future versions as well.
I honestly can’t see how this type of “playing” with Subtext could be done cooperatively, but I would be happy to be told or shown differently.
Subtext is very much at the idea stage, and the code is just a way to explore and communicate the idea.
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