Study Guide

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Allusions

By Bette Bao Lord

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

Pop Culture References

  • Uncle Sam (1.105)
  • Shirley Temple (1.109-110)
  • Donald Duck (4.30)
  • Chip and Dale (4.30)
  • Mickey Mouse (4.30)
  • Brooklyn Dodgers (6.46, 6.49; throughout)
  • Ebbets Field (6.51; 7.12; 8.15; 10.5)
  • New York Giants (6.52)
  • New York Yankees (6.53; 10.2, 10.3, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.14)
  • Red Barber (7.11; 9.79; 10.9)
  • Gladys Gooding (7.12)
  • Chicago Cubs (8.38, 8.46)
  • Enos Slaughter (8.46)
  • St. Louis Cardinals (9.1, 9.79, 9.104, 9.135)
  • Harry Brecheen (9.79)
  • World Series (9.79; 10.1, 10.2, 10.4, 10.6; 11.3)
  • Joe Garagiola (9.104, 9.117)
  • National League (9.135; 10.1)
  • Lavagetto (10.6, 10.7)
  • Joe DiMaggioĀ  (10.9, 10.10)
  • Gionfriddo (10.10)

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