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

  1. Chester, Sir John towards son’s love affair. [Br. Lit.: Barnaby Rudge]
  2. Clare, Angel cannot forgive Tess’s past. [Br. Lit.: Tess of the D’Urbervilles]
  3. Estella trained by Miss Havisham to take advantage of men. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
  4. Ettarre encourages knight’s love to gain his tournament prize. [Br. Lit.: Idylls of the King, “Pelleas and Ettarre”]
  5. Gabler, Hedda ruthlessly debases and cruelly deceives a former lover, driving him to suicide. [Swed. Drama: Isben Hedda Gabler]
  6. Gerard, Lieutenant Philip unfeeling in singleminded pursuit of Kimble. [TV: “The Fugitive” in Terrace, I, 290]
  7. Gessler sentenced Tell to shoot apple off son’s head. [Swiss Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 1066; Ital. Opera: Rossini, Wilhelm Tell]
  8. Hatto for hardheartedness to poor during famine, eaten by mice. [Ger. Legend: LLEI, I: 290]
  9. Infanta laughs at the death of the little Dwarf who can no longer dance for her. [Br. Lit.: Oscar Wilde “The Birthday of the Infanta”]
  10. Javert coldhearted in his relentless pursuit of Valjean. [Fr. Lit.: Les Misérables]
  11. La Belle Dame Sans Merci cruel and heartless lady. [Br. Lit.: “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” in Walsh Modern, 51]
  12. Sanine has no pity for others’ sufferings. [Russ. Lit.: Magill III, 921]
  13. Turandot in revenge for dishonor to ancestor. [Ital. Opera: Puccini, Turandot, Westerman, 368]