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The Westing Game

The Westing Game

  

by Ellen Raskin

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

  • The Bible (8.37-38)
  • William Shakespeare (8.37-38) (10.50-51, 53)
  • The Bobbsey Twins (10.54)
  • Aeschylus (15.21)

Historical References

  • Quintus Fabius Maximus (15.21)

Pop Culture References

  • Uncle Sam (4.24)
  • "America the Beautiful," (7.27, 14.49, 14.52, 14.57, 21.105, 23.69, 23.71, 24.19, 24.34)
  • Mickey Mouse (9.6)
  • Monopoly (23.91)

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