Remorse (See also Regret.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Remorse (See also Regret.)

  1. Ayenbite of Inwit (Remorse of Conscience) Middle English version of medieval moral treatise, c. 1340. [Br. Lit.: Barnhart, 74]
  2. Deianira commits suicide out of remorse for unwittingly having killed husband, Hercules. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 709]
  3. Hermione commits suicide upon the funeral pyre of her beloved Pyrrhus for having instigated his murder. [Fr. Drama: Racine Andromaque]
  4. Jocasta commits suicide when she realizes she has married son, Oedipus. [Gk. Lit.: Oedipus Rex]
  5. Lord Jim tormented by his memory of having saved himself from a sinking ship with 800 Muslims aboard. [Br. Lit.: Joseph Conrad Lord Jim in Magill I, 522]
  6. Manfred magician, living alone in an Alpine castle, broods on his alienation from mankind and on his destruction of the woman he loved. [Br. Poetry: Byron “Manfred”]
  7. Mannon, Orin crazed by guilt for inciting mother’s suicide. [Am. Lit.: Mourning Becomes Electra]
  8. Oedipus blinds self upon learning of his crimes. [Gk. Lit.: Oedipus Rex]
  9. Othello commits suicide from guilt for wife’s murder. [Br. Lit.: Othello]