© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

by Anonymous

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

Historical References

  • The Fall of Troy (1)
  • Romulus and the founding of Rome (8)
  • Tirius and the founding of Tuscany (11)
  • Langobard and the founding of Lombardy (12)
  • Brutus and the founding of Britain (13)

Biblical References

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement