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Questions about references to other works, external incidents, etc. in literature. Use this tag with the relevant author and work tags if applicable.

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Did the Lord of the Flies have any kind of religious reference more specific than just the Devil?

Lord of the Flies contains an absurd amount of biblical references, one of which being the titular character. The creature is obviously supposed to be some kind of demon or devil, but is this a ...
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Vision of the future in Max Beerbohm's "Enoch Soames"

Max Beerbohm's 1916 novelette "Enoch Soames" (available e.g. at Project Gutenberg) is the story of a man who sells his soul to the devil for the privilege of spending an afternoon in a library (the ...
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Is there a "Romeo and Juliet / Romen and Junior" connection drawn in "Love"?

Two major characters in Toni Morrison's Love are local youth Romen and street-smart Junior, who carry on a love affair while both are employed at the Cosey household. In a 2003 review, Elaine ...
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Do the opening lines of Frost’s poem “After Apple-Picking” contain a biblical reference?

Robert Frost's poem ‘After Apple-Picking’, collected in North of Boston (1914), is a well-known poem on man’s encounter with the natural world, probing the dilemma of his existence. The first two ...
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