Bibilcal Allusions

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

Tagged With: - MOBY DICK

Chapter 98 begins, “Already has it been related how the great Leviathan (see entry 117) is afar off descried from the mast-head; how he is chased over the watery moors, and slaughtered in the valleys of the deep; how he is then towed alongside and beheaded; and how (on the principle which entitled the headsman […]



In chapter three, Hawthorne writes of Daniel’s reputation as an interpreter of dreams, as seen in DANIEL 2 : 1-49 and DANIEL 4 : 1-37, when Chillingsworth asks a stranger, “Who is the father of the babe held in Mistress Pryne’s arms on the scaffold?”


Tagged With: - JANE EYRE

In chapter 37, when she sees Rochester after the fire in his home, Jane says to him, “You have  ‘faux air’ of Nebuchadnezzar in the fields about you, that is certain: your hair reminds me of eagles’ feathers ; whether your nails are grown like birds’ claws or not, I have not yet noticed.” Because […]

The Law of the Medes and Persians

Tagged With: , - JANE EYRE

Both ESTHER 1 : 19 and DANIEL 6 : 8 emphasize that the law of the Medes and Persians was famous for not being altered or changed. In chapter 14, Mr. Rochester warns Jane of his plan to assert his authority: “I am laying down good intentions, which I believe durable as flint…