Appearances, Deceiving

Appearances, Deceiving

See also Illusion.
Baldwin, George
“good” lawyer having affair with client’s wife. [Am. Lit.: The Manhattan Transfer]
Clinker, Humphry
admirable character concealed by shabby exterior. [Br. Lit.: Humphry Clinker]
Cory, Richard
man “with everything” commits suicide. [Am. Lit.: “Richard Cory” in Hart, 711]
daffodil
beautiful, but narcotic. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 168]
Gray, Dorian
his portrait becomes the record of his life. [Br. Lit.: The Picture of Dorian Gray]
Little Buttercup
apparently dumpy woman , once “young and charming.” [Br. Opera: H.M.S. Pinafore]
Phaedra
pretends unkindness to Hippolytus to hide her passion for him. [Fr. Drama: Phaedra, Magill I, 741–742]
Sawyer, Tom
hoodwinks friends into white-washing fence by pretending chore is a reward, not a punishment. [Am. Lit.: Tom Sawyer]
Tchitchikoff
swindler-adventurer, outwardly a philanthropist. [Russ. Lit.: Dead Souls]
Valancourt
his gambling not a vice but attempt to secure money to aid friends. [Br. Lit.: The Mysteries of Udolpho, Magill I, 635–638]
Venus’s-flytrap
lures insects with sweet odor. [Flower Symbol-ism: Flora Symbolica, 178]