Seduction (See also Flirtatiousness.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Seduction (See also Flirtatiousness.)

  1. Armida modern Circe; sorceress who seduces Rinaldo. [Ital. Lit.: Jerusalem Delivered]
  2. Aurelius Dorigen’s nobleminded would-be seducer. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales, “The Franklin’s Tale”]
  3. Bathsheba Uriah’s wife, seduced by King David. [O.T.: II Samuel 11:4]
  4. Circe enchantress who turned Odysseus’s men into swine; byword for irresistibly fascinating woman. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey; Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
  5. Delilah fascinating and deceitful mistress of Samson. [O.T.: Judges 16]
  6. Dragon Lady beautiful Chinese temptress. [Comics: “Terry and the Pirates” in Horn, 653]
  7. Europa seduced by Zeus in form of a white bull. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 96]
  8. Harlowe, Clarissa seduced and raped by Lovelace. [Br. Lit.: Richardson Clarissa Harlowe in Benét, 203]
  9. Hautdesert, Lady de tries to seduce Gawain to test his faithfulness. [Br. Lit.: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]
  10. Io seduced by Jupiter in form of a cloud. [Rom. Myth.: Metamorphoses]
  11. Juan, Don handsome Spanish lad seduces many women. [Eur. legend: Benét, 279]
  12. Leucosia, Ligeia, and Parthenope sirens; tried to lure Odysseus and his men to destruction. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
  13. Little Em’ly though engaged to Ham, is seduced and runs off with Steerforth. [Br. Lit.: Dickens David Copperfield]
  14. Lorelei siren; lured ships to destruction with singing. [Ger. Folklore: Benét, 599]
  15. Mirandolina innkeeper artfully seduces misogynist for sport. [Ital. Lit.: The Mistress of the Inn]
  16. Rustico convinces Alibech that the way to serve God is by sexual intercourse. [Ital. Lit.: Boccaccio Decameron]
  17. Sorrel, Hetty seduced by Arthur Donnithorne. [Br. Lit.: Adam Bede]

Selfishness (See CONCEIT, STINGINESS.)