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


  1. Abiathar only son of Ahimelech to avoid Saul’s slaughter. [O.T.: I Samuel 22:20]
  2. Ariadne Minos’s daughter; gave Theseus thread by which to escape labyrinth. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 31]
  3. Cerambus transformed into beetle in order to fly above Zeus’s deluge. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 55]
  4. Christian flees the City of Destruction. [Br. Lit.: Pilgrim’s Progress]
  5. Daedalus escaped from Crete by flying on wings made of wax and feathers. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 244]
  6. Dantès, Edmond after fifteen years in the Chateau d’If he escapes by being thrown into the sea as another prisoner’s corpse. [Fr. Lit.: Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo]
  7. Deucalion on Prometheus’ advice, survived flood in ark. [Gk. Myth.: Gaster, 84–85]
  8. Dunkirk 340,000 British troops evacuated against long odds (1941). [Eur. Hist.: Van Doren, 475]
  9. Exodus Jewish captives escape Pharaoh’s bondage. [O.T.: Exodus]
  10. Fugitive, The (Dr. Richard Kimble) tale of wrongfully-accused man fleeing imprisonment. [TV: Terrace, I, 290–291]
  11. Hansel and Gretel woodcutter’s children barely escape witch. [Ger. Fairy Tale: Grimm, 56]
  12. Hegira (Hijrah) Muhammad’s flight from Mecca to Medina (622). [Islamic Hist.: EB, V: 39–40]
  13. Houdini, Harry (1874–1926) shackled magician could extricate himself from any entrapment. [Am. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 196]
  14. Ishmael the only one to escape when the Pequod is wrecked by the white whale. [Am. Lit.: Melville, Moby Dick]
  15. Jim Miss Watson’s runaway slave; Huck’s traveling companion. [Am. Lit.: Huckleberry Finn]
  16. Jonah delivered from fish’s belly after three days. [O.T.: Jonah 1, 2]
  17. Noah with family and animals, escapes the Deluge. [O.T.: Genesis 8:15–19]
  18. Papillon one of the few to escape from Devil’s Island. [Fr. Hist.: Papillon]
  19. parting of the Red Sea God divides the waters for Israelites’ flight. [O.T.: Exodus 14:21–29]
  20. Phyxios epithet of Zeus as god of escape. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 94]
  21. Robin, John, and Harold Hensman run away from “petticoat government” to live in forest. [Children’s Lit.: Brendon Chase, Fisher, 306]
  22. Strange Cargo prisoners escape by boat from Devil’s Island, accompanied by a mysterious stranger. [Am. Cinema: Strange Cargo]
  23. Theseus escapes labyrinth with aid from Ariadne. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 31]
  24. Tyler, Toby runs away from cruel Uncle Daniel to join circus. [Children’s Lit.: Toby Tyler]
  25. Ziusudra Sumerian Noah. [Sumerian Legend: Benét, 1116]