Abandonment (See also Orphan.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Abandonment (See also Orphan.)

  1. Ariadne deserted by her lover Theseus at Naxos. [Gk. Myth.: Benét 48]
  2. Auburn agricultural village which loses inhabitants with onslaught of industry. [Br. Lit.: “The Deserted Village” in Traveller]
  3. Cio-Cio-San deserted by family for renouncing her religion. [Ital. Opera: Puccini, Madama Butterfly, Westerman, 357]
  4. Hauser, Caspar foundling, in solitary confinement till sixteen, then thrown into the world, claimed as a royal scion, and assassinated. [Ger. Lit.: Wassermann Caspar Hauser in Benét, 446]
  5. Helmer, Nora deserts family to find “whole woman” identity. [Nor. Lit.: A Doll’s House]
  6. Henchard-Newson, Susan Michael Henchard’s deserted wife. [Br. Lit.: The Mayor of Casterbridge, Magill I, 571–573]
  7. Mary Celeste brigantine found drifting with no hands aboard. [Br. Folklore: Leach, 683]
  8. Meeber, Carrie deserted by her first lover, she deserts her second. [Am. Lit.: Sister Carrie in Magill I, 895]
  9. Patna ship, carrying Moslem pilgrims, abandoned by captain and crew in a storm. [Br. Lit.: Joseph Conrad Lord Jim]
  10. Perdita abandoned as an infant by the king, her father, secretly raised by a shepherd. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare The Winter’s Tale]
  11. Philoctetes Greek hero abandoned for ten years by his comrades because of the smell of his wound. [Gk. Drama: Sophocles Philoctetes in Benét, 783]
  12. Santuzza deserted by Turiddu after yielding to his advances. [Ital. Opera: Mascagni, Cavalleria Rusticana, Westerman, 3387 339]
  13. Smike boy deserted and forgotten at Dotheboys Hall. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby]
  14. Snow White deserted in forest; found by seven dwarfs. [Ger. Fairy Tale: Grimm, 184]
  15. Tatiana gives her love to Onegin, who scorns it and leaves her. [Russ. Lit.: Eugene Onegin]
  16. Thursday, Margaret left on church doorstep as baby. [Children’s Lit.: Margaret Thursday, Fisher, 199–200]