DiscardedYKTTW Literary Reference YKTTW Discussion
Direct references to literature, whether subtle or obvious.Motion To Discard Already have?
Part of the effort to split Genius Bonus. IMPORTANT: Should this only be shout outs, or count if themes and plots are also used? Any simple Shout-Out to Literature, whether the work being referenced is well known or obscure, and whether the reference is subtle or openly states what it is. This is one of the oldest forms of media in history, and one of the richest. Whether poetry, novels, biographies, etc., they have had a huge influence on all fiction. Thus works in other media, or even other works of literature, will give nods.
- In Star Trek II, Khan has books of Moby-Dick, King Lear, and Paradise Lost. These influenced his Revenge attitude in the movie, and he would even quote and paraphrase lines from Moby-Dick.
- In Star Trek: First Contact, Lilly compared Picard's behavior to Ahab of Moby-Dick.
- Being Reference Overdosed, Family Guy even has these.
- In the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode "Dragon Quest", Spike is travelling down a river on a raft, in a manner similar to Huckleberry Finn.