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aloe
symbol of suffering. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 71]
Andersonville
horrible Civil War prison where 12,926 Union soldiers died. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 18]
Bataan
site of U.S.-Filipino army “death march” (1943). [Am. Hist.: EB, I: 867–868]
Black hole of Calcutta
146 Britishers imprisoned in small, stifling room (1756). [Br. Hist.: Harbottle, 45–46]
Chiron
centaur, gave up his immortality in order to end the intolerable suffering accidentally inflicted by one of Heracles’ poisoned arrows. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 194]
Concentration Camps
where millions of Jews were starved, experimented on, and exterminated by Nazis (1939–1945). [Eur. Hist.: Misc.]
Gethsemane garden
east of Jerusalem where Jesus suffered in anguished fatigue. [N.T.: Matthew 26:36; Mark 14:32]
Hiroshima
where the atomic bomb was dropped (August 6, 1945). [Am. Hist.: Fuller, III, 626]
Io
having been changed into a heifer by Zeus, pestered by gadfly sent by Hera. [Gk. Myth.: Espy, 292]
J.B
. Job’s trials in modern setting and idiom. [Am. Lit.: J.B.]
Job
beset with calamities. [O.T.: Job 1:13–22; 2:6–10]
Mauperin, Renée
undergoes lingering and anguished death from guilt. [Fr. Lit.: Renée Mauperin]
Orestes
persecuted and tormented by Furies. [Gk. Myth.: Wheeler, 271; Gk. Lit.: The Eumenides]
Philoctetes
Greek hero, bitten by a serpent, suffers agonies for ten years. [Gk. Drama: Sophocles Philoctetes in Magill III, 741]
prisoner of Chillon
chained for years in a damp, dark dungeon with his brothers, watches them die. [Br. Lit.: Byron The Prisoner of Chillon in Benét, 817]
Prometheus
chained to rock while vulture fed on his liver. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 221]
Raft of the Medusa, The
realistically portrays anguished ship’s crew. [Fr. Art: Daniel, 166]
Smith, Winston
beaten and tortured with rats for conspiring against the totalitarian regime. [Br. Lit.: George Orwell 1984]
Tantalus
condemned to Tartarus with food and water always just out of reach; hence, tantalize. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 253]
Valley Forge
winter quarters of Washington’s underfed, under-clothed Continental army (1778). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 519]
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