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


  1. Abishai saves David from death by Benob. [O.T.: II Samuel 21:17]
  2. Andromeda saved by Perseus from sea monster. [Gk. Myth: Hall, 239; Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]
  3. Ararat traditional resting place of Noah’s ark after the Flood. [O.T.: Genesis 8:4]
  4. Arion thrown overboard; carried safely to land by dolphins. [Gk. Myth.: LLEI, I: 323; Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene]
  5. Barry St. Bernard dog; saved over 40 snowbound people in Alps. [Swiss Hist.: Wallechinsky, 126]
  6. Charlotte spider that saves Wilbur the pig from slaughter. [Am. Lit.: E. B. White Charlotte’s Web]
  7. Deucalion survived Zeus’s flood in ark. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmer-man, 85]
  8. Diana’s statue saved by Orestes from Scythian thieves. [Gk. Lit.: Iphigenia in Tauris]
  9. Dunkirk combined military-civilian operation rescued 340,000 British troops (1940). [Br. Hist.: Van Doren, 475]
  10. Entebbe daring Israeli raid freed airline hostages at Ugandan airport (1977). [World Hist.: Facts (1977), 487]
  11. Hercules rescues Alcestis from Hades after her self-sacrifice. [Gk. Lit.: Alcestis; Ger. Opera: Gluck, Alceste, Westerman, 73–75]
  12. Iphigenia rescued at the moment of her sacrificial stabbing. [Gk. Myth.: Gayley, 80–81]
  13. Isaac “saved” from being sacrificed by angel of the Lord. [O.T.: Genesis 22:2–13]
  14. Jonah saved from drowning in belly of great fish. [O.T.: Jonah 1:17]
  15. Macheath saved from hanging by the king’s reprieve. [Ger. Opera: Weill, Threepenny Opera, Westerman, 497]
  16. Mignon rescued by Wilhelm Meister from gypsies. [Fr. Opera: Thomas, Mignon, Westerman, 187]
  17. Noah with his sons, deemed by God worth saving from His destructive flood. [O.T.: Genesis 6–10]
  18. Rahab and family spared from Jericho’s destruction for aid rendered to Joshua’s army. [O.T.: Joshua 6:25]
  19. Sanang used magic powers to rescue Marco Polo. [Irish Lit.: Messer Marco Polo, Magill I, 584–585]
  20. Tinker Bell fairy saved by the faith of the audience after she drinks a lethal potion. [Br. Drama: J. M. Barrie Peter Pan in Magill II, 820]
  21. oak leaves used in crown awarded to one who saves a life. [Rom. Tradition: Wheeler, 765]