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
- Søren Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling (1.410)
- Atlas (1.444)
- Jupiter (1.444)
- Pan (1.515)
- The Bible: "A dream deferred makes the heart sick; but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life," Biblical Proverb (1.32); the Bible in general (1.51-64); Christ (1.826-30); Cain and Abel (2.620-4)