too bound by conventional mores to seek happiness with his wife’s cousin. [Am. Lit.: The Age of Innocence]
though attracted to his wife’s cousin Ellen, he cannot act to win her. [Am. Lit.: The Age of Innocence]
See: Love, Tragic
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.