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Rebecca

Rebecca

by Daphne du Maurier

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.

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Field (2.6)
  • Francis Thompson, "The Hound of Heaven" (4.84)
  • Alice-in-Wonderland (16.50, 16.129, 16.146)
  • William Shakespeare, Othello (23.157)

Historical References

  • King Ethelred the Unready (3.20)
  • Joan of Arc (9.99, 16.147)
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