Discuss The Waste Land, by T S Eliot, as a poem about twentieth-century concerns.

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T S Eliot makes no attempt to simplify his poetry and expects the reader to approach it with an open mind. The Waste Land is typical of his style and his intention to introduce the reader to a reality that reflects the turmoil after World War I. A sense of despair and disillusionment pervades The Waste Land as Eliot wants to ensure that the reader is aware of the reality of life in the twentieth century.

Water is the source of life and  where there is “no sound of water” there can be no future. Basic human functions and the emergence of gender equality also feature heavily as men and women find no pleasure...

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