(Book 2 Chapters 7-13)
An allusion is a reference to a literary or historical person, place or event with which the reader is assumed to be familiar. An allusion will often add meaning to a passage as connections are made between the allusion and the events of the story. In Chapter 7, Dickens writes, “The text of his order [the aristocrats’]…ran: ‘The earth and the fullness thereof are mine, saith Monseigneur.’” This is an allusion to Psalm 24:1. What is Dickens actually implying?