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1AllusionEssential Question: How can Allusions help us to better understand a story and it’s characters?
2Quick write- What is in a name? Do you like your name? Why or why not? What is the story of how your parents chose your name? Are you named after someone? Do you think that our names say anything about us as people? Explain.
3AllusionAn allusion is a reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art.Writers usually do not explain their allusions. They expect that their readers will be familiar with the things to which they refer.
4PurposeWe, as readers, need to know what allusions are so we can identify them in our reading.We need to be able to recognize allusions in the books we read because they are usually important in our overall understanding of the book.For example, if the name of a character was an allusion to a different character in another literary work, that similarity could reveal something about the character that we wouldn’t have known if we hadn’t found the allusion.
5Allusion vs. IllusionThe noun allusion means "an indirect reference to a person, event, or thing."Illusion is a noun that means "false or misleading impression of reality.”
6Types of AllusionsBiblical: referring to the Bible or a religious workMythological: referring to characters or events of Greek and Roman Mythology.Literary: referring to another literary workHistorical: referring to an event in historyContemporary: referring to a character in a contemporary show or movie.
7Sometimes, I feel like Atlas-carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders.
8I am afraid of spiders, but I'm no cowardly lion!
9She had the wisdom of Athena and the beauty of Aphrodite.
10My friends and I were the real three stooges because we were horsing around and pushing and shoving each other.
11Her smile was shy but coy Her smile was shy but coy. It reminded me of a more famous smile that I once saw on a painting…
13Biblical allusions in The Giver JonasThe name Jonas is a reminder of the biblical Jonah of the Old Testament.Jonah is sent by God to speak out against Nineveh, a wicked city filled with sin.Jonah does not do as God says and sails away.
14God creates a big storm, and the crew of the ship throw Jonah overboard. He is swallowed by a whale and while in the belly of the Whale he thinks about hi disobedience.The name Jonah means “bringer of bad luck.”
15Biblical Allusions in The Giver 2. GabrielOne of the two angels named in the BibleHis name means “strong man of God”Gabriel is God’s messenger sent to earthGabriel announced the birth of baby Jesus
16PredictionBased on your knowledge now of the stories of Jonah and Gabriel, what can you predict about the characters of Jonas and Gabriel in The Giver? What significance does the fact that these names allude to stories in the bible have? Explain.