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bui | Student, Grade 11 | eNoter

Posted April 8, 2012 at 4:18 PM via web

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Eliot's Hollow Men

Analyze Eliot's The Hollow Men by explaining how the poem relates to postwar zeitgeist. In your analysis identify and explain Eliot's style and tone along with how the two relate to his theme. Consider using at least one blended citation from each part of the poem.

I need ideas.

Postwar zeitgeist should also refer to breakdown of society, morals, family, not just war.

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e-martin | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 9, 2012 at 7:07 AM (Answer #2)

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The poem's opening set of images includes an ironically dry cellar filled with broken glass.

Perhaps this relates to the idea of having won the war (and kept the cellar successfully dry, despite great difficulty) and now having nothing left (the cellar does not hold stocks of food and drink but is instead home to rats). 

 

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