What are some allusions in Chapters 1-15? Please explain the use of the allusions and the insight the reader gains from the author's use...of allusions. I already have some allusions such as Dewey...

What are some allusions in Chapters 1-15? Please explain the use of the allusions and the insight the reader gains from the author's use...

of allusions. I already have some allusions such as Dewey Decimal System, Rosetta Stone, Appmattox, and Battle of Hastings.

 

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CHAPTER 1

  • "If General Jackson hadn't run the Creeks up the river..." refers to Andrew Jackson's conflict with the Creek Indians in Alabama in the first decade of the 19th century.
  • The movie, Dracula, plays a big part in Jem's and Scout's initial attraction to Dill. Tarzan, Tom Swift, The Rover Boys, The Gray Ghost and Merlin are also mentioned. These were all popular children's books of the period.

CHAPTER 4

  • Time Magazine is mentioned.

CHAPTER 5

  • World War I's "Second Battle of the Marne" is referenced, as is Confederate cavalry commander "Brigadier (later, Major) General Joe Wheeler."

CHAPTER 9

  • Confederate General John Bell Hood's long beard is mentioned, as is General T. J "Stonewall" Jackson and the Missouri Compromise. Many Civil War veterans were still living in the early 1930s, so it was an event that had not yet been forgotten.

CHAPTER 11

  • A picture of Alabama native Dixie Howell, a famed college football player, is mentioned. It is obvious that both Jem and Scout are interested in football.

CHAPTER 12

  • New Orleans' Mardi Gras is referenced.

CHAPTER 13

  • Bits of Alabama history are included, including the Creek Indian Nation; Governor W. W. Bibb; and the Civil War and Reconstruction.

CHAPTER 15

  • The Ku Klux Klan and the Chevrolet automobile are both mentioned. The mention of the KKK is hinted at in other parts of the TKAM.

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