English TRI 1 Allusions (Not SL or HF))

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Job

godly man who Jesus strips of his riches and family because Satan says that he is only godly because his life is easy. He never challenges god and gets even more than he had before.

1st Corinthians

Though i was a child, I could no longer feel as a child, could no longer react as a child.

Apocalypse

"Moon turning to blood" -- End of the world -- Whore of Babylon

Original Sin

Adam and Eve's sin against God's command

Jacobs Latter / Tower of Babel

Jacob = is given a passage to heaven
12 Tribes scrambled because they tried to build a tower to god

Horatio Algers Rags To riches

tales of people going from poverty to an elevated status in society

Uncle Tom

a name that means that a black person is submissive to white authority. Taken from a famed African American Slave Novel

Jim Crow Laws

Separate but Equal laws that created segregation in public institutions and places. Based off of the main character in the Minstrel Show

Jack Johnson

Champion African American Boxer who symbolized Hope.

Lazarus

1. Resurrected by god
2. a beggar whom god said it is easier for a poor man to get into heaven

Dylan Thomas

An Irish Poet who gained acclaim for his English writings

Picasso and Cubism

master artist who could imitate the greats but choose to create a relatively "crazy" new style of art

Tinkerbell

Flying Fairy friend of Peter Pan

Don Quixote

delusional romantic who quests with his rational associate Sancho Panza

Banshee

Ghastly apparition of a women who is known for extremely load wails

Venus De Milo

famed statue with no arms

Van Gogh

Artist who was radically different and mentally insane (cut off his own ear)

Grapes of Wrath

Story portrays the challenges and struggles of the poverty stricken life

Wizard of Oz

"Ding Dong the Witch is dead"

Jackson Pollock

Radically different splatter-painter artist

Caryatid

Female form column

Christopher Columbus

Sailed in search of any easier trade route with India for Queen Isabella of Spain

Okies

Derogatory term for someone from Oklahoma

Davy Crockett

"Remember the Alamo" -- Texas independence proponent

Robber Barons

Rich barons who achieved their money primarily via illegal or theft related means

JFK

Assassinated. Key in the Cold War (Sputnik and Fidel=Communism)

Abraham Lincoln

Emancipated the slaves and was elected in the 1860 election

MLK Jr.

Assassinated. The face of the civil rights movement

Helen Keller

Blind and Deaf girl who eventually learned to read and communicate to the world

Watergate

Nixon scandal in which Reps broke into the Democratic National Committee and destroyed key data. Abdicated the rule

Divine Maternity

Mary carried God's child in a Virgin pregnancy and birth

Immaculate Conception v. Virgin Birth

The Birth of Mary without any "Stain" v. the non-sexual conception of Jesus

Daniel in the Lions den

Caste into a lions den for his faith in Yahweh but was saved and not killed by the lions

The Bitter Cup

represents the Crucifixion of Christ when Jesus is praying to his father in the Garden of Gethsemane

Cain and Able

God asked these brothers to give a sacrifice. One gave one of flesh, the other of earth. God rewarded the flesh sacrifice of A** and the other brother got jealous so he killed A** and was marked by God

Pearl of Great Price

Rich man trades all of his jewels and riches for this symbol of salvation

The Whore of Babylon

The name for the city that represented sin and unholiness. One of the 3 bad cities of the ancient world.

Nathan the Prophet

Reprimands King David for committing adultery with Bathsheba

Judas

Betrays Jesus to the authorities for a small sum of money

3 Temptations of Christ

Jesus fasts for 40 days in the desert and Satan comes across him and tries to tempt him. Christ overcomes these temptations and is rewarded greatly for it.

Lot and His Wife

Lot is told to flee (from Sodom or Gomorrah) but told not to look back or else he will be sucked back in. His wife looks back.... and is sucked in.

The Piéta

depicts the Virgin Mary holding the dead body of Jesus after his crucifixion.

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