When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.
Literature, Philosophy, and Mythology
- William Shakespeare (1.3.6, 1.5.30)
- Geoffrey Chaucer (1.5.30)
- John Milton (1.5.30)
- George Gordon Byron (1.5.30)
- Descartes (indirectly…): "’I think I exist,’ he said wearily. 'I am conscious of my own identity…'" (3.2.40-41, Winston)