Study Guide

Master Harold... and the boys Allusions

By Athol Fugard

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

  • Leonardo da Vinci (362)
  • Joan of Arc (389-392)
  • Winston Churchill (443-444, 584)
  • Napoleon (469-498)
  • Charles Darwin (504-534)
  • Abraham Lincoln (535)
  • William Wilberforce (540-541)
  • Jesus Christ (596-614)
  • Mohammed (604-608)
  • Socrates (625)
  • Mahatma Gandhi (1426-1429)
  • General Smuts (1481) Jan Smuts, former military leader and Prime Minister of South Africa

Pop Culture References

  • Fred Astaire (81, 751)
  • Ginger Rogers (81, 91, 751)
  • Sarah Vaughan (95)
  • Count Basie (150, 178-180, 185-190)
  • Jungle Jim (261)
  • Batman and Robin (261-262, 1514)
  • Tarzan (262)
  • Joe Louis (746-748) African-American boxer who defeated German boxer Max Schmeling and became a hero to blacks in the U.S and South Africa.
  • Max Schmeling (749-750)
  • Rita Hayworth (752)
  • Submariner (1514)

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