Subtext

Subtext is any content of a creative work, which is not announced explicitly, but is implicit, or becomes something understood by the audience. Subtext has been used historically to imply controversial subjects without drawing the attention of censors. This has been especially true in comedy; it is also common in science fiction, where it can be easier—and/or safer—to deliver a social critique if, e.g., set in a time other than the (author's) present.


Subtext is any content of a creative work, which is not announced explicitly, but is implicit, or becomes something understood by the audience. Subtext has been used historically to imply controversial subjects without drawing the attention of censors. This has been especially true in comedy; it is also common in science fiction, where it can be easier—and/or safer—to deliver a social critique if, e.g., set in a time other than the (author's) present.
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