The Waste Land is one of the richest poetic works of the early 20th century. The obvious answer to how Eliot viewed the modern world is that, throughout the poem, he expresses his disappointment and pessimism at a world -specifically Europe- that had been expected to change for the better after the Great War, the one that "would put an end to all wars."
Lines such as
The typist home at teatime, clears her breakfast,
Her stove, and lays out food in tins.
Out of the window perilously spread
Her drying combinations touched by the sun’s last 225
On the divan are piled (at night her bed)
Stockings, slippers, camisoles, and stays. (Part...
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