Gullibility (See also Dupery.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Gullibility (See also Dupery.)

  1. Big Claus foolishly falls for Little Claus’s falsified get-rich-quick schemes. [Dan. Lit.: Andersen’s Fairy Tales]
  2. Emperor orders a new outfit from weavers who claim it will be invisible to anyone unworthy of his position. [Dan. Lit.: Andersen “The Emperor’s New Clothes” in Andersen’s Fairy Tales]
  3. Georgette Mary Richards’ coworker and Ted Baxter’s wife; epitomizes gullibility. [TV: “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in Terrace, II, 70]
  4. Oswald believes Edmund’s false charges against Edgar. [Br. Lit.: King Lear]
  5. Othello “thinks men honest that but seem to be so.” [Br. Lit.: Othello]
  6. Peachum, Polly among others, believes she is Macheath’s wife. [Br. Opera: The Beggar’s Opera]
  7. Quixote, Don completely taken in by all the tales and plans of his squire and others who humor his delusions. [Span. Lit.: Cervantes Don Quixote]
  8. Simple Simon credulous booby. [Nurs. Rhyme: Opie, 387]
  9. Tenderfoot told that cowpunching is a cinch, is badly hurt when he tries it and is tossed. [Am. Balladry: “The Tenderfoot”]
  10. Urfe, Nicholas trusts in the specious sincerity of the actors in Conchis’s psychological experiments on him. [Br. Lit.: John Fowles The Magus in Weiss, 279]