Cruelty (See also Brutality.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Cruelty (See also Brutality.)

  1. Achren mean, spiteful enchantress of Spiral Castle. [Children’s Lit.: The Castle of Llyr]
  2. Allan, Barbara spurned her dying sweetheart because of a fancied slight. [Br. Balladry: Benét, 78]
  3. Blackbeard nickname of pirate, Edward Teach (d. 1718). [Am. Hist.: Hart, 84]
  4. Bligh, Captain tyrannical master of the ship Bounty. [Am. Lit.: Mutiny on the Bounty]
  5. Bumble, Mr. abusive beadle, mistreats Oliver and other waifs. [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist]
  6. bull symbolizes cruelty in Picasso’s Guernica. [Span. Art.: Mercatante, 99]
  7. Cipolla magician who hypnotizes and brutally humiliates members of the audience. [Ger. Lit.: Mario and the Magician in Benét, 636]
  8. Conchis his psychological experiments cause repeated emotion-al anguish among his subjects. [Br. Lit.: John Fowles The Magus in Weiss, 279]
  9. Creakle, Mr. headmaster at Salem House; enjoys whipping boys. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfield]
  10. cuscuta symbol of cruelty. [Flower Symbolism; Jobes, 399]
  11. Diocletian Roman emperor (284–305); instituted general persecutions of Christians. [Rom. Hist.: EB, 5: 805–807]
  12. Guilbert, Brian de Bois dissolute and cruel commander of the Knights Templars. [Br. Lit.: Ivanhoe]
  13. Job’s comforters maliciously torment Job while ostensibly attempting to comfort him. [O.T.: Job]
  14. Legree, Simon harsh taskmaster; slavetrader. [Am. Lit.: Uncle Tom’s Cabin]
  15. leopard represents meanness, sin, and the devil. [Animal Symbolism: Mercatante, 56]
  16. Margaret of Anjou hard, vicious, strong-minded, imperious woman. [Br. Lit.: II Henry VI]
  17. Mezentius Etrurian king put his subjects to death by binding them to dead men and letting them starve. [Rom. Legend: Benét, 664]
  18. Murdstone, Edward harsh and cruel husband of widow Copperfield. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfield]
  19. painted bird, the painted by peasants and released, it is rejected and killed by its original flock. [Pol. Tradition: Weiss, 345]
  20. Slout, Mr. punished Oliver for asking for more gruel. [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist]
  21. Squeers, Wackford brutal, abusive pedagogue; starves and maltreats urchins. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby]
  22. Totenkopfverbande tough Death’s Head units maintaining concentration camps in Nazi Germany. [Ger. Hist.: Shirer, 375]
  23. Vlad the Impaler (c. 980–1015) prince of Walachia; called Dracula; ruled barbarously. [Eur. Hist.: NCE, 2907]