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
- The Bible: "The pleasant punishment that women bear" (1.1.46); Woman as a vine in Psalm 128:3 (2.2.185-187); Adam (4.3.16-17); The Prodigal Son (4.3.19); Angels made of light (4.3.57)
- Ovid: Metamorphoses – Woman as a vine (2.2.185-187)
- Homer: The Odyssey – The sirens’ song (3.2.49); Circe’s cup (5.1.278)