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
- Cain’s heresy (1.1)
- Captives of Phillipi (10.8)
- Babylonian finger on the wall (10.15)
- King Lear: "Strip off these lendings and plunge headlong into a sea of liberty" (10.10)