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Faithlessness

See also Adultery, Cuckoldry.
Angelica
betrays Orlando by eloping with young soldier. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Furioso]
Camilla
falls to temptations of husband’s friend. [Span. Lit.: Don Quixote]
Carmen
throws over lover for another. [Fr. Lit.: Carmen; Fr. Opera: Bizet, Carmen, Westerman, 189–190]
Coronis
princess killed by Apollo for being unfaithful to him. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 66]
Cressida
unfaithful mistress of Troilus; byword for unfaithfulness. [Br. Lit.: Troilus and Cressida]
Dear John
letter from woman informing boyfriend that relationship is over. [Am. Usage: Misc.]
Frankie and Johnnie
Johnnie, unfaithful to Frankie, is shot by her; there are nearly 500 versions of the song. [Am. Music: Misc.]
Goneril and Regan
Lear’s disloyal offspring; “tigers, not daughters.” [Br. Lit.: King Lear]
Manon
indifferently allows lover to be abducted. [Fr. Opera: Massenet, Manon, Westerman, 194–195]
Shahriyar
convinced of female wantonness, marries a new wife each night, kills her in the morning. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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