Curiosity Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Curiosity

  1. Anselmo so assured of wife’s fidelity, asks friend to try to corrupt her; friend is successful. [Span. Lit.: Don Quixote]
  2. Cupid and Psyche her inquisitiveness almost drives him away forever. [Gk. Myth.: Espy, 27]
  3. Curious George inquisitive, mischievous monkey. [Children’s Lit.: Curious George]
  4. Fatima Bluebeard’s 7th and last wife; her inquisitiveness uncovers his murders. [Fr. Fairy Tale: Harvey, 97–98]
  5. Faustus, Doctor makes demonic compact to sate thirst for knowledge. [Br. Lit.: Doctor Faustus]
  6. Harker, Jonathan uncovers vampiric and lycanthropic activities at Castle Dracula. [Br. Lit.: Dracula]
  7. Lot’s wife ignores God’s command; turns to salt upon looking back. [O.T.: Genesis 19:26]
  8. Lucius his insatiable curiosity involves him in magic and his accidental transformation into an ass. [Rom. Lit.: The Golden Ass]
  9. Nosy Parker after a meddlesome Elizabethan Archbishop of Canterbury. [Br. Hist.: Espy, 169]
  10. Odysseus’ companions to determine its contents, they open the bag Aeolus had given Odysseus, thus releasing winds that blow the ship off course. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey].
  11. Pandora inquisitively opens box of plagues given by Zeus. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 191]
  12. Pry, Paul overly inquisitive journalist. [Br. Lit.: Paul Pry; Espy, 135]
  13. sycamore symbolizes inquisitiveness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
  14. Vathek journeys to Istakhar where world’s secrets are revealed. [Br. Lit.: Vathek]