Love, Unrequited Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Love, Unrequited

  1. Bashville footman; has noble, unrequited affection for heiress. [Br. Lit.: Cashel Byron’s Profession]
  2. Bede, Adam thought only of Hetty; she loved another. [Br. Lit.: Adam Bede]
  3. Chastelard died for love of Mary, Queen of Scots. [Br. Lit.: Chastelard, Walsh Modem, 92]
  4. daffodil symbol of unrequited love. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 405]
  5. de Clèves, Princess secretly loves a man other than her husband. [Fr. Lit.: La Princesse de Clèves, Walsh Modem, 100]
  6. de Vargas, Luis seminarian falls for father’s fiancée. [Span. Lit.: Pepita Jiménez]
  7. Dobson, Zuleika every Oxford undergraduate falls in love with and despairs over her. [Br. Lit.: Zuleika Dobson]
  8. Echo pined for Narcissus till only voice remained. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 363; Br. Lit.: Comus, in Benét, 217]
  9. Elaine nursing Lancelot, she falls in love with him, but he loves Guinevere; she dies of a broken heart. [Br. Poetry: Tennyson Idylls of the King]
  10. Goodwood, Casper his suit thrice rejected by Isabel Archer. [Am. Lit.: Portrait of a Lady in Hart, 669]
  11. Hoffmann thrice a loser when one girl turns out to be a mechanical doll, the second dies, and the third loves another man. [Fr. Opera: Tales of Hoffmann in Scholes, 1005]
  12. Krazy Kat to Ignatz, despite his efforts to dissuade her. [Comics: Horn, 436–437]
  13. Mignon dies from hopelessness of love for Wilhelm. [Ger. Lit.: Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship, Walsh Modern, 266]
  14. Nureddin lovesick for Margiana, the Caliph’s daughter. [Ger. Opera: Cornelius, Thief of Baghdad, Westerman, 256]
  15. O’Hara, Scarlett marriages to three other men fail to dim her love for Ashley Wilkes. [Am. Lit.: Margaret Mitchell Gone with the Wind]
  16. Orsino, Count a priest committed to celibacy; loved by Beatrice. [Br. Lit.: “The Cenci” in Magill I, 131–133]
  17. Porphyria comes in a winter storm to show her devotion, and her lover strangles her with her own tresses. [Br. Poetry: Browning Porphyria’s Lover in Magill IV, 247]
  18. Ray, Philip locks deep within heart his love for Annie. [Br. Lit.: “Enoch Arden” in Magill I, 249–250]
  19. Sasha Russian princess hopelessly loved by Orlando. [Br. Lit.: Orlando, Magill I, 698–700]
  20. Standish, Miles (c. 1584–1656) declared love for Priscilla; received no response. [Am. Lit.: “The Courtship of Miles Standish” in Magill I, 165–166]
  21. striped carnation symbol of love’s denial. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 291]
  22. Treplev, Konstantin aspiring novelist; hopelessly enamored of actress, commits suicide. [Russ. Lit.: The Seagull]
  23. Zenobia strong-minded woman; disappointed in love, drowns self. [Am. Lit.: Blithedale Romance]