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by Charles Dickens
Analysis: Allusions 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.
Literary and Philosophical References Shakespeare, (2) Othello Shakespeare, (2) Hamlet Thomas Moore, " The Young May Moon" (6) " Goosey Goosey Gander" nursery rhyme (7) Leigh Hunt, A Jar of Honey (8) Shakespeare, (8) Macbeth Old Mother Hubbard nursery rhymes (8) John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress (12) Shakespeare, (12) A Midsummer Night's Dream Sir William Blackstone, (16) Commentaries on the Laws of England Alexander Pope, "Epistle to Lord Bathurst" (17) Milton, " Comus" (18) Robert Southey, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" (20) Chaucer, " Nun's Priest's Tale" (28) John Parry, "The Peasant Boy" (31) Lawrence Sterne, (37) A Sentimental Journey Cervantes, (49) Don Quixote Charles Perrault, "Bluebeard" (53) Plutarch, " Life of Julius Caesar" (61) Shakespeare, (65) Twelfth Night Biblical References Historical References Wat Tyler's peasant revolt (2) Lady Jane Grey (5) Lord Wittington, Lord Mayor of London (6) Tooting Orphanage Farm scandal, where cholera killed 150 in one year (10) Police Act of 1829, which created the Metropolitan Police Force (11) Prince Charles Stuart, claimant to the English throne (21) George IV, The Prince Regent (23) Guy Fawkes Day (26) The belief that humans could spontaneously combust, as affirmed by a bunch of doctors (33) Daniel Dancer and John Elwes, famous misers (39)
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