Biblical Allusions


Tagged With: , - JANE EYRE

LEVITICUS 16 : 8-10, 26 introduces the concept of a scapegoat, which bore the blame or burden of the guilty. The scapegoat is an Old Testament foreshadowing of the atoning sacrifice that would be made by Jesus Christ on the cross…

Weaker Vessels

Tagged With: - ROMEO & JULIET

As the play begins (I, i), Capulet’s servants, Samson and Gregory, take joy in disparaging the Montague family and insult them as they speak of “taking the wall,” which means to walk on the inside of the sidewalk, a position usually reserved for women: SAMPSON: A dog of that house shall move me to stand! […]