Study Guide

Animal Dreams Allusions

By Barbara Kingsolver

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Henry David Thoreau, Walden (8.70)
  • Robert Frost, "Death of a Hired Hand" (16.86)
  • Spider Woman and the War Twins (19)
  • Pueblo Dances (20)
  • Gertrude Stein (18)

Historical References

  • The Sandinistas (throughout)
  • The Contras (throughout)
  • The Anasazi ruins at Canyon de Chelly (19.60)
  • Kinishba (12.76)
  • Nancy Reagan (2.16)
  • The Iran hostage crisis (25.95)

Pop Culture References

  • Billy Idol (2.16 )
  • Malibu Barbie (2.16)
  • Thin Lizzie, "Rosa Lee" (7.35)
  • The New York Times (18.103)
  • McDonald's (18.106)
  • Dallas Cowboys (18.120)
  • Stone Washed Jeans (20.138, 21.8)
  • Gunsmoke (23.65)
  • CBS News comes to interview the Doña (21.93)

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