- Self Obsession
- Narcissus Myth: Ovid displays Giovanni's love for Annabella as a way of fulfilling the myth of Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection and died as a consequence.
- 'To save thy flame, and kill thee in a kiss'-ambiguous. To protect his/her honour. Title of book suggests his.
- Laurie Finke- The Wife is a 'gold-differ.'