Study Guide

The Westing Game Allusions

By Ellen Raskin

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

  • The Bible (8.37-38)
  • William Shakespeare (8.37-38) (10.50-51, 53)
  • The Bobbsey Twins (10.54)
  • Aeschylus (15.21)

Historical References

  • Quintus Fabius Maximus (15.21)

Pop Culture References

  • Uncle Sam (4.24)
  • "America the Beautiful," (7.27, 14.49, 14.52, 14.57, 21.105, 23.69, 23.71, 24.19, 24.34)
  • Mickey Mouse (9.6)
  • Monopoly (23.91)