See also Patience.
Loquacity (See TALKATIVENESS.)
Loser (See FAILURE.)Aspasia
pathetic figure bearing fate with fortitude. [Br. Lit.: The Maid’s Tragedy]
long-suffering victim of school’s cruel treatment. [Br. Lit.: Jane Eyre]
must be funny despite rage over wife’s unfaithfulness. [Ital. Opera: Leoncavallo, Pagliacci, Westerman, 341–342]
makes concessions to wife’s greed and irascibility. [Br. Lit.: The Clayhanger Trilogy]
patiently endures egotism of his childish wife until marriage dissolves. [Am. Lit.: Dodsworth]
endures husband’s cruelty nobly. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales, “Clerk’s Tale”; Ital. Lit.: Decameron, “Dineo’s Tale of Griselda”]
symbol of long-suffering composure. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
Santa Cruz, Jacinta
stoically endures the ostracism imposed on her for adultery. [Am. Lit.: The Scarlet Letter]
passively tolerates husband’s adultery; rears his bastard. [Span. Lit.: Fortunata and Jacinta]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.