Despair (See also Futility.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Despair (See also Futility.)

  1. Achitophel hanged himself from despair when his advice went unheeded. [O.T.: II Samuel 17:23]
  2. Aram, Eugene scholar murders from pressure of poverty. [Br. Lit.: Eugene Aram]
  3. Bowery, the Manhattan skid row for alcoholics. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 97]
  4. Giant Despair imprisons Christian and Hopeful in Doubting Castle. [Br. Lit.: Pilgrim’s Progress]
  5. Hrothgar Danish king desperately distressed by warrior-killing monster. [Br. Lit.: Beowulf]
  6. Maurya mother loses six sons in the sea. [Br. Lit.: Riders to the Sea]
  7. Melusina fairy who despaired when husband discovered secret. [Fr. Folklore: Brewer Handbook, 695]
  8. Narcissus wastes away yearning to kiss reflection of himself. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Handbook, 745; Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]
  9. Slough of Despond bog enmiring and discouraging Christian. [Br. Lit.: Pilgrim’s Progress]
  10. Sullivan brothers mother despairs over losing her five sons in WWII (1942). [Am. Hist.: Facts (1943), 106]
  11. Tristram or Tristan falsely told that Iseult is not coming to save him from fatal poisoning, he dies of despair. [Medieval Legend: Brewer Dictionary]
  12. Waiting for Godot tramps consider hanging themselves because Godot has failed to arrive to set things straight. [Anglo-French Drama: Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot in Magill III, 1113]

Detection, Crime (See SLEUTHING.)

Destiny (See FATE.)