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Analysis

The Misanthrope Allusions & Cultural References

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

Historical References

  • Alceste's name is a reference to the Greek Alcestis

Pop Culture References

  • Antoine de Bourbon, Si le roi m'avait donné (1.2.157)
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