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

  1. Brom Bones and Ichabod Crane bully and show-off compete for Katrina’s hand. [Am. Lit.: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow]
  2. Capulets and Montagues bitter feud between these two houses leads to tragedy. [Br. Lit.: Romeo and Juliet]
  3. Diomedes and Troilus rivals for hand of Cressida. [Br. Lit.: Troilus and Cressida]
  4. Esau and Jacob struggled even in mother’s womb. [O.T.: Genesis 25:22]
  5. Eteocles and Polynices brothers battle for Theban throne. [Gk. Lit.: Seven Against Thebes]
  6. Gingham Dog and Calico Ca t stuffed animals eat each other up. [Am. Lit.: “The Duel” in Hollowell]
  7. Guelphs and Ghibellines perennial medieval Italian feuding political factions. [Ital. Hist.: Plumb, 42–43]
  8. Hatfields and McCoys 19th-century mountain families carried on endless feud in southern U.S. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 942]
  9. Jets and Sharks teenage gangs fight for supremacy amid the New York tenements. [Am. Lit. and Cinema: West Side Story]
  10. Kilkenny cats contentious felines fight to the death. [Nurs. Rhyme: Mother Goose]
  11. Percys and Douglases the perennial Scottish border feud; recounted in famous ballad “Chevy Chase.” [Scot. Hist.: Payton, 141]
  12. Proitus and Acrisius fought in womb; contended for father’s realm. [Gk. Myth.: Gaster, 164]
  13. Richard the Lion-Hearted and Saladin Christian and Saracen leaders part friends after Crusade. [Br. Lit.: The Talisman]
  14. Sohrab and Rustum champions of the Tartars and Persians, respectively, engage in mortal combat, unaware that one is the other’s son. [Br. Poetry: Arnold Sohrab and Rustum in Magill III, 1002]

Robbery (See THIEVERY.)

Rudeness (See COARSENESS.)