Study Guide

Love Medicine Allusions

By Louise Erdrich

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Melville, Herman, Moby Dick (7.1.17-23, 7.1.153)

Historical References

  • Hayes, Ira (16.2.76)
  • Kennedy, John F. (15.1.75)
  • Nixon, Richard (9.1.36)
  • Sitting Bull (10.1.22)
  • The Battle of Iwo Jima (16.2.76)
  • Vietnam (throughout)

Pop Culture References

  • Zimbalist, Efrem Jr. (16.2.70).
  • Sesame Street (16.1.10)
  • Road Runner (16.2.103)
  • Tarzan (13.1.23)
  • Wile. E. Coyote (16.2.107)

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