Crimes & Misdemeanors

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 9/13/11 Allen’s Literary Antecedents in Crimes  and Misdemeanors
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 9/13/11 James Joyce- Cliff’s love letter to Halley Reed was plagiarized  from James Joyce, which accounts for the many references to  Dublin, and is a comical addition to the scene.  Sophocles- Lester, an egocentric film producer and self  proclaimed expert of comic theory, cites Oedipus as a great  comic character, ironically showing his own myopia. Shakespeare- Sol, Judah’s Judaic-Christian father says,  “Whether it is the Old Testament or Shakespeare, murder will  out.” Allen’s Literary References
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 9/13/11 The Exciting Force- the event that provokes the protagonist to  action. Crimes and Misdemeanors- Dolores threatens to tell Judah’s wife,  Miriam, of his affair and financial misdoings.  Macbeth- the witches prophecy that Macbeth will be King. The Inciting Force- The moment when the protagonist commits 
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