Study Guide

True Grit Allusions

By Charles Portis

Allusions

Historical References

  • The Battle of Elkhorn Tavern (1.6)
  • Volstead Act (4.3)
  • Harrison Narcotics Law (4.3)
  • William Clarke Quantrill (throughout)
  • William T. Anderson (5.162)
  • Daniel Webster (6.42)
  • The Battle at Lone Jack (6.247)
  • Cole Younger (7.330)
  • Frank James (7.330)

Pop Culture References

  • "Amazing Grace" (2.11)

Biblical References

  • Martha and Mary (1.11)
  • Proverbs 28.1 (1.16)
  • Luke 8:26-33 (3.5)
  • Corinthians 6:13 (6.7)
  • II Timothy 1:9, 10 (6.7)
  • Peter 1:2, 19, 20 (6.7)
  • Romans 11:7 (6.7)