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Glengarry Glen Ross

Glengarry Glen Ross

  

by David Mamet

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.

Historical References

  • Shiva and Vishnu—(2.1.232-234): Roma references the Hindu gods while making some racial slurs towards Indians. Yep, that's the kind of guy Roma is.

Pop Culture References

  • Bishop Sheen—(2.1.406): Bishop Sheen was a clergyman who gained popularity through his radio and TV addresses.

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