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


  1. aloe symbol of suffering. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 71]
  2. Andersonville horrible Civil War prison where 12,926 Union soldiers died. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 18]
  3. Bataan site of U.S.-Filipino army “death march” (1943). [Am. Hist.: EB, I: 867–868]
  4. Black hole of Calcutta 146 Britishers imprisoned in small, stifling room (1756). [Br. Hist.: Harbottle, 45–46]
  5. Chiron centaur, gave up his immortality in order to end the intolerable suffering accidentally inflicted by one of Heracles’ poisoned arrows. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 194]
  6. Concentration Camps where millions of Jews were starved, experimented on, and exterminated by Nazis (1939–1945). [Eur. Hist.: Misc.]
  7. Gethsemane garden east of Jerusalem where Jesus suffered in anguished fatigue. [N.T.: Matthew 26:36; Mark 14:32]
  8. Hiroshima where the atomic bomb was dropped (August 6, 1945). [Am. Hist.: Fuller, III, 626]
  9. Io having been changed into a heifer by Zeus, pestered by gadfly sent by Hera. [Gk. Myth.: Espy, 292]
  10. J.B. Job’s trials in modern setting and idiom. [Am. Lit.: J.B.]
  11. Job beset with calamities. [O.T.: Job 1:13–22; 2:6–10]
  12. Mauperin, Renée undergoes lingering and anguished death from guilt. [Fr. Lit.: Renée Mauperin]
  13. Orestes persecuted and tormented by Furies. [Gk. Myth.: Wheeler, 271; Gk. Lit.: The Eumenides]
  14. Philoctetes Greek hero, bitten by a serpent, suffers agonies for ten years. [Gk. Drama: Sophocles Philoctetes in Magill III, 741]
  15. prisoner of Chillon chained for years in a damp, dark dungeon with his brothers, watches them die. [Br. Lit.: Byron The Prisoner of Chillon in Benét, 817]
  16. Prometheus chained to rock while vulture fed on his liver. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 221]
  17. Raft of the Medusa, The realistically portrays anguished ship’s crew. [Fr. Art: Daniel, 166]
  18. Smith, Winston beaten and tortured with rats for conspiring against the totalitarian regime. [Br. Lit.: George Orwell 1984]
  19. Tantalus condemned to Tartarus with food and water always just out of reach; hence, tantalize. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 253]
  20. Valley Forge winter quarters of Washington’s underfed, under-clothed Continental army (1778). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 519]