Questions tagged [name-significance]
Questions related to the literary significance or meaning of proper names that appear in literature.
In Foucault's Pendulum, which names are allusions to the real world, and which are not?
Foucault's Pendulum has a litany of character names that intrigue me. I wonder where many of them come from. For example, Casaubon, the name of one of the main characters, seems like it comes from ...
Was there a reason Room 101 was called Room 101?
Was the room named after anything significant? It seems odd to me that he would name such an important piece of the novel after nothing, but maybe I am just looking too hard.
Why is the superstate Winston lives in named Oceania in 1984?
Winston Smith lives in London, a city in the superstate of Oceania. As shown in this map, Oceania consists of all of the Americas, the United Kingdom, and Australia. In the modern world today, Oceania ...
Symbolism of Albus Dumbledore's name in Harry Potter
What is the symbolism of the name Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter? 'Albus' means white 'Dumbledore' is a type of bee What is this representing?
Why is the UK called Airstrip One?
In 1984, London is the chief city of the province Airstrip One (which consists of the UK), which is a part of the superstate Oceania. Is there a reason why it's called Airstrip One?
Is this hypothesis about the significance of the name "Denna" in the Kingkiller Chronicle supported by the text?
There's a somewhat popular theory about The Kingkiller Chronicle, which is that the name "Denna" derives from the use of denner resin, and its addictive properties. The theory branches two ...