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

  1. Amphissa blinded by father Echetus for having been raped by Aechmodius. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 23]
  2. Apemosyne raped by Hermes; killed by brother for immorality. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 25]
  3. Arne blinded by stepfather Desmontes after he learned she had been raped and was pregnant. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 39]
  4. Aziz, Dr. accused of attempted rape but acquitted when his supposed victim realizes she must have been hallucinating. [Br. Lit.: Forster Passage to India in Magill I, 713]
  5. Belinda violated tonsorially. [Br. Lit.: The Rape of the Lock]
  6. Caenis changed into a man by Poseidon after he raped her. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 46]
  7. Cassandra raped by Ajax the Less on the night Troy fell. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 17]
  8. Creusa raped by Apollo; bore Janus. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 68]
  9. Cunegonde ravished in her father’s castle by two Bulgarian soldiers. [Fr. Lit.: Candide]
  10. Danaë Zeus raped her, posing as a golden shower. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 74]
  11. Drake, Temple provocative co-ed whose actions invite the rape she both fears and desires. [Am. Lit.: Faulkner Sanctuary]
  12. Elvira peasant girl raped by lusting nobleman. [Span. Lit.: The King, the Greatest Alcalde]
  13. Europa seduced by Jupiter as bull; raped when he changes back. [Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses; Gk. Myth.: Hall, 259]
  14. Lavinia raped and mutilated by Demetrius and Chiron. [Br. Lit.: Titus Andronicus]
  15. Leda raped by Zeus in form of swan. [Class. Myth.: Zimmer-man, 149; Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses; Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene]
  16. Lucretia blackmailed into sex by despicable Sextus; commits suicide afterwards. [Rom. Lit.: Fasti; Livy; Br. Lit.: “The Rape of Lucrece”; Art: Hall, 259]
  17. Philomela raped by Tereus, who cut out her tongue to prevent her from revealing the act. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 783]
  18. Tamar raped by her half-brother, Amnon. [O.T.: II Samuel 13:11–14]