condemned to be buried alive, she thwarts Creon’s order by killing herself. [Gk. Lit.: Antigone]
walled up in a catacomb by the man he had wronged. [Am. Lit.: Poe “The Cask of Amontillado”]
found alive in her tomb by her rejected suitor. [Am. Lit.: Poe “The Premature Burial”]
entombed, by custom, upon his wife’s death, he manages to escape. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights; Magill II, 50]
breaks out of vault in which she had been buried alive. [Am. Lit.: Poe “Fall of the House of Usher”]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.