The Luck of Roaring Camp

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what is the allusion in this story

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Sorry..... that allusion refers to Jason and the Argonauts, which would be classified as Greek Mythology.

"Hart infuses his tale with classical allusions and ironic touches. Roaring Camp is set between California's Sierra hills and a river, a "city of the plain" not unlike Sodom of Genesis; its citizenry, all prospectors and rogues, is reformed to a man, like Ninevah under Jonah. A flood engulfs both the "Luck" and Kentuck, sending them like Argonauts into "the unknown sea" -- Kentuck, like Aeneas, braves the flood to preserve the child's body. His heroism and final exaltation -- "I've got the Luck with me now" -- are ironic, since he did it all for a "d----d little cuss."

The author alludes to Sodom, Ninevah. Both Biblical allusions.

Flood- Jason and the Argonauts

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A flood engulfs both the "Luck" and Kentuck, sending them like Argonauts into "the unknown sea"--

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I couldn't understand argonauts and this tale's connection

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