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How does the poem, "The Hollow Men" fit the modern writers' mindset?

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ralph200 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 8, 2008 at 12:38 PM via web

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How does the poem, "The Hollow Men" fit the modern writers' mindset?

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lcassidy | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted April 10, 2008 at 4:15 AM (Answer #1)

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T.S. Elliot’s “The Hollow Men” is a poem about the emptiness of humanity. After reading the poem thoroughly, it is obvious that Elliot is commenting on humanity’s spiritual hollowness and failure of will.  He adds that we are devoid of spirituality where we are pushing away from God without thinking of the consequences.   This is a subject which many modern writers about.  

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