Essays Tagged: "Eliot"

"Eliot's Waste Land"

Thomas Sterns Eliot, better known as T. S. Eliot, is considered to be one of the most ?realistic? American poets o ... d to hide his unhappiness brought on a nervous breakdown. In 1922, while recovering in a Swiss spa, Eliot began to write one of his longest and most moving poems, ?The Waste Land.??The Waste Land? com ... ee gives no shelter? (l. 20-23). To convey a vague menace, and recreate the craze for spiritualism, Eliot introduces ?Madame Sosostris, famous clairvoyante,? with her ?wicked pack? of Tarot cards (l. ...

(2 pages) 161 0 3.4 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Human Interaction in Charles Percy Snow's Novels (C.P. Snow)

different levels. The 'Strangers and Brothers' is a sequence of ten novels that follows the life of Eliot Lewis, the narrator of all the books. The two novels that are included in the 'Strangers and B ... tudies the growing relation between scientific advancement and the morals of humanity.The narrator, Eliot, is developed in such a way that even though he is personally involved in the situations prese ...

(12 pages) 33 0 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

The analysis of the love song of prufrock by T.S. eliot

Malek Kunbargi english 99In his poem Eliot paints the picture of an insecure man looking for his place in society. Prufrock has fallen in ... his value and establish who he is. Through out the poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", T.S. Eliot explores Prufrock's conflict with society, love and self.The issue of Prufrock's place in soci ... mself as an ocean creature, surrounded by mermaids "Till human voices wake us, and we drown."(131). Eliot not only uses imagery here to create a picture of a headless crab scuttling around at the bott ...

(5 pages) 237 0 4.5 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad in "The Hollow Men" by T. S. Eliot.

ideas through other literature, cinematography, or music. In his dream-like "The Hollow Men" T. S. Eliot uses allusion as a vehicle for his purpose. The purpose seems elusive to the author himself. T ... compare fundamental questions about human aspirations and the nature of the civilized society. Both Eliot's poem, and Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness have particular tendencies in imagery and organi ...

(6 pages) 87 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Fairy Tale and Faith in George Eliot's 'Silas Marner': an examination of the real and the unreal in Eliot's early fable.

Fairy tale and faith in Silas Marner.George Eliot abandoned work on her historical novel Romola in October 1860 to take up work instead on Silas ... ined to a more realistic treatment.'. Silas Marner contains realistic and fantastic elements, which Eliot skillfully balances, and uses each to enlighten the other.Whilst it would be crass to term Sil ... ser whose journey to recovery is traditionally made through ordeals and the redeeming power of what Eliot called 'pure, natural human relations', but a weaver, a craft associated both with the Devil a ...

(8 pages) 53 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

An Analysis of T. S. Eliots Poetry

Eliot attributed a great deal of his early style to the French Symbolists--Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Mall ... ir ability to infuse poetry with high intellectualism while maintaining a sensuousness of language, Eliot also developed a great deal that was new and original. His early works, like "The Love Song of ... al reference to depict a modern world that is in ruins yet somehow beautiful and deeply meaningful. Eliot uses techniques like pastiche and juxtaposition to make his points without having to argue the ...

(2 pages) 65 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Experiences in Nature, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, and Ode by Wordsworth

d even a simple flower can immerse him in deep thought. As Wordsworth ends with a note of hope, T.S Eliot guides his story in an opposite and more extreme direction.J. Alfred Prufrock observes interac ... ed Prufrock observes interaction at a dinner party concerned with the actions happening before him. Eliot writes, "In the room the women come and go / talking of Michelangelo."(1018). In this observat ...

(7 pages) 80 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Literary Analysis of the Works of TS Eliot, with an Emphasis on "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."

Thomas Stearns Eliot was born to a very remarkable New England family on September 26, 1888, in St. Louis, Missouri ... ssouri. His father, Henry Ware, was a very successful businessman and his mother, Charlotte Stearns Eliot, was a poetess. While visiting Great Britain in 1915, World War I started and Eliot took up a ... took up a permanent residency there. In 1927, he became a British citizen. While living in Britain, Eliot met and married Vivienne Haigh-Wood. At first, everything was wonderful between them. However, ...

(7 pages) 108 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"In The Family Reunion... is no real action, there are no real persons." Consider 'The Family Reunion' by T.S Eliot in the light of this comment.

y Reunion' has characters of a sort, but they do not appear to be very well drawn. During the play, Eliot uses a lot of symbolism, and portrays the characters to be representative of certain types of ... being in-depth individuals. During this essay, I will examine why this is so, and the reasons that Eliot may have chosen to depict his characters in this way.Amy is the widow of Lord Monchensey, and ...

(6 pages) 31 0 3.4 Nov/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

How does TS Eliot evoke scenes, characters and moral atmosphere in his early poems? Essay considers: 'Prufrock', 'Portrait of a Lady' and 'Rhapsody on a windy night'.

Eliot uses a variety of techniques to evoke scenes, characters and moral atmosphere. Such techniques ... d moral atmosphere. Such techniques include the use of metaphor and simile to evoke feeling in what Eliot called the 'objective correlative' technique, the presence of certain recurring images, the em ... racter and mood - are interdependent. First, I shall consider the use of dramatic monologue.Many of Eliot's early poems are dramatic monologue, most notably ...Prufrock and Portrait...These are both e ...

(5 pages) 48 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A letter to a friend preparing for their exam on TS Eliot for their critical study. The letter details my feelings about his issues and concerns.

that phrase is from Prufrock). Well, let me assist you by revealing my feelings and analysis on TS Eliot's issues and concerns. Since I've only studied 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock', 'Portrai ... ndy Night' and 'Preludes', I'll be relating my explanation to those poems.The human conditions that Eliot represents are trivial, struggle, pessimism, depersonalisation, despair and desolation. His vi ...

(5 pages) 33 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Absence of Fertility in T.S. Eliot's "The Wasteland"

Written in the 1920s, this T.S. Eliot poem describes the modern world as a wasteland in the aftermath of World War I. Literally, "Th ... h and British troops fought the Germans, and have been transformed into muddy graves. Figuratively, Eliot captures the emotional and spiritual despair that had been evident in Europe but became augmen ... ame infiltrated with decadence, meaninglessness and alienation. In the epigraph of "The Wasteland," Eliot displays his pessimism towards modern culture by referencing Sibyl, a mythological woman bless ...

(11 pages) 92 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Essay on "Love Song OF J.Alfred Prufrock" by Thomas Stearns Eliot.

"The Love Song Of J.Alfred Prufrock" is perhaps Thomas Stearns Eliot's most well-known poem; as the epitome of a modern poem. The poem is comprised of text which i ... urotic, paranoid modern man - Prufrock - who is obssessed with time, mortality, and social conduct. Eliot's meaning in 'Prufrock' is to describe aspects of the Modern world. I will explain how we get ... aspects of the Modern world. I will explain how we get this impression of Prufrock and more through Eliot's use of linguistic techniques. Techniques such as symbolism, repetition, rhetorical questions ...

(4 pages) 132 0 4.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Can we conclude that T.S.Eliot's ideas about culture are 'elitist' and leave it at that?

Eliot writes of culture as "the way of life of a particular people living together in one place. Tha ... 994) Contemporary Cultural Theory: An Introduction. London: UCC Press.)A culture, then according to Eliot is one which is shared in common by a whole people, although he believed it was not shared equ ... red in common by a whole people, although he believed it was not shared equally between the people. Eliot divided the people into two groups, the elite and the masses and considered the elite to "exhi ...

(7 pages) 83 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

How did T. S. Eliot's "The Journey of the Magi" and "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" reveal some of the major concerns of its context?

T. S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and "The Journey of the Magi" reveal some of the major ... use of imagery, ambiguity, repetition, allusions and purposeful contortion of lines and sentences, Eliot demonstrates the importance of the inner self, innovation, religious questioning, an uninvitin ... it results in the death of his world. This pessimistic cynicism towards life is a marking trait of Eliot's poetry.The first segment of Prufrock introduces a penchant for chaos and Prufrock's paralysi ...

(4 pages) 42 1 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

George Eliot: The Use of Objects and Imagery in "The Mill on The Floss"

h man being an "extension of matter", became a prevalent topic among many Victorian writers. George Eliot, the author of "The Mill on the Floss", used imagery and objects to show the deranged view of ... ple of how materialism affected Victorian society, and how the connection between man and matter in Eliot's novel reveals the attempt of the Victorian's to control the world around them.It is first im ...

(15 pages) 50 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analysis of T.S Elliot's "J.Alfred Prufrock"

e intellectuals and upper class that became part of the modernist age. Among these artists was T.S. Eliot. Eliot's concerns deeply showed the affect of WWI on the moral values of people and people's b ... anization as more people wanted to move closer to work and money, hence the sense of crowdedness in Eliot's poems. Influxes of human population meant more pollution. The Depression played an important ...

(7 pages) 36 0 3.7 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Complexity In The Wasteland

In The Wasteland, T.S. Eliot paints a bleak picture for his readers. Despite the vagueness that is present in his work, it ... icture for his readers. Despite the vagueness that is present in his work, it is still obvious that Eliot's feelings concerning the state of the world are not exactly passionate. The complexity in his ... It visits briefly, but leaves nothing. The darkness of this progression is evident, and central to Eliot's themes of loss, corruption, and damnation.To be able to stress his ideas about the degradati ...

(5 pages) 17 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


rors of Hastings all had in common. They were all related to the distinguished poet Thomas Strearns Eliot. Thomas Stearns Eliot was born on the 26íth of September, 1888 in St. Louis as the seve ... iot was born on the 26íth of September, 1888 in St. Louis as the seventh child of Henry Ware Eliot and Charlotte Eliot. His place of birth was a large, two-story late Victorian house. There wer ...

(4 pages) 680 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry


form, structure and language."Prejudice is the child of ignorance"'The Mill on the Floss' by George Eliot (1860) and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee (1960) provide the reader with a thorough und ... a thorough understanding of how social and historical contexts are presented in two different eras. Eliot's novel is set in the Victorian period whereas Lee's is a depiction of a typical Southern Amer ...

(13 pages) 20 0 0.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers