by Samuel Beckett
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 and Philosophy
- Sorites Paradox (1.1)
- William Shakespeare, Hamlet (Hamm's name)
- William Shakespeare, Richard III: "My kingdom for a horse" (1.231)
- Possible Illusion to Mary, mother of Jesus, as Margaret: Peggy: Pegg (1.443)
- William Shakespeare, The Tempest. Caliban says, "You taught me language, and my profit on't is I know how to curse. The red plague rid you for learning me your language." (1.466)
- Possible Illusion to painter/poet William Blake (1.467)
- Spratt's Medium, the Irish biscuit (1.91)
- Endgame, the end of a game of chess (Title)
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