Irresponsibility (See also Carelessness, Forgetfulness.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Irresponsibility (See also Carelessness, Forgetfulness.)

  1. Alectryon changed to cock because he forgot to warn Mars of sun’s rising. [Rom. Myth.: LLEI, I: 322]
  2. Belch, Sir Toby Olivia’s riotous, reckless uncle. [Br. Lit.: Twelfth Night]
  3. Bovary, Emma irresponsible, careless character; betrays husband. [Fr. Lit.: Madame Bovary]
  4. Capp, Andy negligent of marital obligations. [Comics: Horn, 82–83]
  5. Falstaff, Sir John misuses “the King’s press damnably.” [Br. Lit.: II Henry IV]
  6. Google, Barney neglects wife for race horse. [Comics: Horn, 99–100]
  7. Palinurus sleeping helmsman, falls overboard. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
  8. Paragon, Mary Anne careless servant of David and Dora. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfceld]
  9. Trulliber, Parson satire on one who does not do his job. [Br. Hist.: Joseph Andrews, Espy, 131]
  10. Wimpy sloppily dressed comic strip character; always “forgets” to pay for hamburgers. [Comics: “Popeye” in Horn, 657–658]