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The Genius Of T.S. Eliot

- T.S. Eliot’s impact on poetry is unrivaled in the 20th century. Although his work was criticized because it was unlike the others of his time, his differences are seen as the beginning of what is called “modern poetry.” His distinct style was influenced from his American heritage, mental breakdown, and his readings of the Italian Renaissance, and French Symbolists. His unique views of society and literature gave him a fresh perspective, causing him to become a very influential poet and critic as he pioneered the modern poetry movement....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Poems]

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The Wasteland, by T.S. Eliot

- In the twentieth century, T.S. Eliot transformed the traditional poetry form into a more modern style. Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri on September 26, 1888. At the age of 25, Eliot moved to England where he began his career as a poet. Eliot greatly attracted the modernist movement, which was poetry written in the reaction of Victorian poetry. His first poem, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, was known as one of the most famous pieces of the Modernist movement. In his poetry, Eliot combines themes such as aridity, sexuality, and living death....   [tags: literary analysis, T.S. Eliot]

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Eliot and The Hollow Men

- T. S. Eliot has always incorporated or reflected the idea of disillusionment in a young generation after World War I. This means they were no longer believing the same ideals as they were before. Just after his years in college, he saw everyone broken and hopeless after the war (Shmoop “T.S. Eliot”). His first work greatly conveying this idea is The Wasteland, which contains a lot of hopelessness and depression (Shmoop “T.S. Eliot”). Eliot saw that life is brutal and difficult and believed that this must also be conveyed in poetry (Shmoop “T.S....   [tags: TS Eliot, disillusionment, literary analysis]

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The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot

- The Waste Land, a 434-line modernist poem by T.S. Eliot revolves around a world of what seems to be chaotic and dead, and led by a single protagonist. Throughout The Waste Land, there are many uses of symbolism with tarot cards, astrology, and especially the game of chess: The game of chess is such a meaningful symbol throughout the story, that metaphors are used to describe the situation and emotions of the characters throughout the poem by describing them as chess pieces and in check-mate situations....   [tags: Poem Poetry T.S. Eliot Wasteland]

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The Portrayal of Bertha in "The Lifted Veil" by George Eliot

- The Lifted Veil is a novella written by George Eliot, which was originally published in 1859. The novella fits in well with the typical style of the Victorian era. However, George Eliot’s usual style was realistic, so when The Lifted Veil was written, it was the complete opposite of what was expected from her. The Lifted veil is a good example of horror fiction. It explores a wide variety of different themes, including extra sensory perception, foresight, insight, Victorian stereotypes, marriage and the Victorian ideals of womanhood....   [tags: George Eliot]

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J.b. Eliot 's ' The Wasteland '

- ... This would make in nearly impossible for the man to catch any fish in the canal. Since he cannot catch any fish, it shows the lack of fertility that is within the wasteland. This also shows how dry and old the wasteland really looks. In Eliot’s poem, one will notice that water plays a major rule both in life and death in the poem. As one knows, fish are a symbol for rebirth and renewal. If one looks carefully at the poem one can see that there are numerous settings around water. The use of water as a symbol of life can been seen through the aspect of the fish mentioned in the poem....   [tags: The Waste Land, T. S. Eliot, Meaning of life]

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Charles William Eliot

- Charles Eliot is credited for having reformed the educational system in the Harvard University. Eliot was a Harvard alumnus and was President of the college. The reforms he implemented in Harvard had profound effect on all the educational institution thereafter. His insistences for educational reforms are driven by the experience and situation around him at the time. His interests in wanting to bring a change in the education system in United States are realized during his trip to Europe. Eliot advocated that education was not simply for the sake of bettering oneself but he realized that education and economic development went hand in hand....   [tags: Charles William Eliot]

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Eliot Vs. Wallace Stevens

- Devica Davis-Kilpatrick Professor Babbitt Modernist Poetry May 1, 2015 T. S. Eliot vs. Wallace Stevens During T. S. Eliot’s time many of his contemporaries including himself were in the custom of alluding to classic works of poetry. They incorporated references to notable texts like Dante. Eliot especially is a main perpetrator of alluding. Eliot has the ability create a picture for the reader and provide historical context to his works. A contemporary of Eliot, Pound, once said you should try to “be influenced by as many great artists as [they] can” (Pound 95)....   [tags: T. S. Eliot, Poetry, Modernism, Ezra Pound]

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T. S. Eliot's Life and Accomplishments

- “April is the cruelest month, bleeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.”-T.S Eliot. Eliot was one of the giants of 20th century literature. Eliot helped define the contours of modern poetry in the early 20th century. Most of T.S Eliot’s poems are based on religion. Eliot began to write because of the depression of his father’s death. Eliot’s depression caused him to suffer writer’s block. His depression did not allow him to appreciate the greater things in life, but he still continued to be successful....   [tags: ts eliot, hollow men, literature, 20th century]

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Eliot 's The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock

- Fragmented experience is highlighted by the use of register and poetic form, in T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”. This fragmentation emphasizes the disjointed experience of the modern day world and lifestyle, and the experiences of those in it. Using a modernist style, T.S. Eliot emphasizes this fragmentation through form, meter and register, throughout the poem. T.S Eliot uses various forms, meters, and register throughout the poem. He uses rhyming couplets, which are often referred to as "heroic"....   [tags: T. S. Eliot, Poetry]

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T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land

- T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land “Both the hysteric and the mystic transgress the linear syntax and logic governing the established symbolic order.” -Helen Bennett It is perhaps part of the unique genius of T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” that both critics and lay readers have repeatedly felt forced to look outside the published text of the poem for clues as to its meaning. The text’s fragmented, seemingly violated body seems to exhibit wounds through which its significance has slipped, creating a “difficulty caused by the author’s having left out something which the reader is used to finding; so that the reader, bewildered, gropes about for what is absent…a kind of ‘meaning’ which is not...   [tags: Eliot Waste Land Essays]

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Preludes - TS Eliot

- Preludes - TS Eliot Relevant Background • Thomas Stearns [TS] Eliot was born in into a wealthy family in St Louis, Missouri, America in 1888 • He became a British citizen at the age of 39 in 1927. • His father was president of a brick making company. His mother wrote poetry and was once a teacher and social volunteer. They were determined to educate Thomas well. • TS Eliot's awareness of how differently some people lived inspired a lot of the descriptions found in ‘Preludes'. • Through the work of his mother and grandfather TS Eliot became aware of poverty and the boring reality of peoples' lives....   [tags: Poetry TS Eliot]

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The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

- The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot It is said that George Eliot’s style of writing deals with much realism. Eliot, herself meant by a “realist” to be “an artist who values the truth of observation above the imaginative fancies of writers of “romance” or fashionable melodramatic fiction.” (Ashton 19) This technique is artfully utilized in her writings in a way which human character and relationships are dissected and analyzed. In the novel The Mill on the Floss, Eliot uses the relationships of the protagonist of the story, Miss Maggie Tulliver, as a medium in which to convey various aspects of human social associations....   [tags: Mill Floss George Eliot Essays]

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T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland

- T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland In T.S. Eliot’s most famous poem The Wasteland, a bleak picture of post-war London civilization is illuminated. The inhabitants of Eliot’s wasteland are living in a morally bankrupt and spiritually lost society. Through fragmented narration, Eliot recalls tales of lost love, misplaced lust, forgone spirituality, fruitless pilgrimages, and the “living dead”- those who shuffle through life without a care. These tales are the personal attempts of each person to fulfill the desires which plague them, though none ever stop to consider that what they want may not be what they need, nor do they consider why it is they feel they must do these things....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Wasteland Essays]

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T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland

- T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland Cooperation is the key to human survival, and over time humans have been known to group together to survive. This strategy has allowed humans to develop massive cities and countries of immense power. Without the natural instinct to cling to one another, humans would not be as advanced as they are today, and may not have even made it out of the caves. Many authors display our natural instinct to cooperate in their works, allowing the characters to become more real to the readers....   [tags: Eliot Wasteland Survival Essays]

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T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland

- T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland Traditionally, authors begin their compositions at the beginning and then proceed to an end, creating a logical flow of information towards a conclusion. T.S. Eliot threw most traditional form out the window as he composed The Waste Land. The voice changes, the structure varies, his allusions are elusive, and the first section of the poem is entitled “The Burial of The Dead.” This of course does not speak to a beginning, but to the conclusion of what could be one or many lives....   [tags: Eliot Wasteland Essays]

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George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss

- George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss is a semi-autobiographical novel that traces the development of Maggie Tulliver, a character who finds herself caught in a web of conflict with her family and community as a result of both circumstance and her unique and spirited disposition. The narrative casts Maggie as a tragic heroin as she struggles between impulse and duty to define herself as an individual as “at one time [she] takes pleasure in a sort of perverse self-denial, and at another [she] have not solution to resist a thing that [she] knows to be wrong” (393)....   [tags: George Eliot Mill Floss Essays]

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George Eliot's Silas Marner

- In Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge transforms from a notorious miser to a humbled, kind-hearted soul as a result of three spirits who apprise him of life's true meaning. Mirroring Scrooge's evolution, in George Eliot's Silas Marner, Silas also transitions from a recluse in society to a rejuvenated man because of a little girl who crawls into his heart. Initially, Silas is lonely man who finds solace from his past with money and solitude. When Eppie enters Silas' home, he begins to understand that there is more substance to life than hoarding gold....   [tags: Analysis Silas Marner Eliot]

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Use of the Epigraph in George Eliot's Middlemarch

- Use of the Epigraph in George Eliot's Middlemarch The epigraph is an unusual, though not uncommon, form of citation. It is a part of the text yet distinct from it. White space and specialized formatting, such as italics, separate the epigraph from the main text, thereby challenging the reader to determine the relationship between the two. Unlike a typical quotation, which dwells in the midst of the text, illuminating one point in the argument, the epigraph's unique positioning prior to the body of the text highlights particular ideas, words, or images and thereby guides the reading of the entire argument....   [tags: Eliot Middlemarch Essays]

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T.S Eliot's The Waste Land

- T.S Eliot's The Waste Land In T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land you perceive many images from the writing style he uses. In lines 386 - 399 he writes: In this decayed hole among the mountains In the faint moonlight, the grass is singing Over the tumbled graves, about the chapel There is the empty chapel, only the wind's home. It has no windows, and the door swings, Dry bones can harm no one. Only a cock stood on the rooftree Co co rico co co rico In a flash of lightning....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]

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Defective Senses in Eliot's The Cocktail Party

- Defective Senses in Eliot's The Cocktail Party T.S. Eliot's play The Cocktail Party, among all its banal or peculiar occurrences, is laced with images of defective senses and perception, particularly of sight. The muddle of reality and illusion confounds the main characters, and their attempts to escape drive the plot. Within five lines of the play's beginning we are confronted with defective senses: "You haven't been listening," (p. 9) complains Alex to the confused Julia when she asks about the tigers in his story....   [tags: Eliot The Cocktail Party]

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George Eliot's Silas Marner

- George Eliot's ‘Silas Marner’ The novel, ‘Silas Marner,’ is considered to be a moral fable. The author, George Eliot placed parental responsibility as one of the book’s main themes. She writes of two different parenting styles, along with the happiness and responsibilities that come with this through two characters, Silas Marner and Godfrey Cass. At the beginning of the narrative the character, Silas Marner, is a completely different person from the one he was later to become. The book starts by explaining how Silas Marner left his original home- ‘Marner had departed from the town,’ because of a false accusation that his best friend had made about him....   [tags: George Eliot Silas Marner essays]

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The Power of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land

- The Power of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land     T. S. Eliot, perhaps one of the most controversial poets of modern times, wrote what many critics consider the most controversial poem of all, The Waste Land.  The Waste Land was written using a fragmented style.  This is a style that is evident in all of Eliot's writings.  There are several reasons for his using this approach, from a feeling of being isolated, to a problem articulating thoughts (Bergonzi 18, Cuddy 13, Mack 1745, Martin 102)....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]

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Eliot's East Coker and Linguistic Devices

- The use of language, (taking into account the reader-response theory of Wolfgang Iser), and the cyclical nature of East Coker In my beginning is my end. In succession Houses rise and fall, crumble, are extended, Are removed, destroyed, restored, or in their place Is an open field, or a factory, or a by-pass. In this discussion I shall be examining Eliot's use of a range of linguistic devices in East Coker. The discussion will focus on how T. S. Eliot (1888 - 1965) employs the medium of language to parallel and reflect his perception of the cyclical and repetitive patterns of the life and death process....   [tags: Eliot East Coker Language Essays]

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T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and Morality

- T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and Morality T.S. Eliot and Yulisa Amadu Maddy both address the topics of fear of death and then correlative love of life, but from entirely different points of view. T.S. Eliot wrote during a time when people were questioning relativity, especially moral relativity and it's effect on life after death. Maddy wrote about young boys who were going through that time in a teenager's life when they realize that they will die someday. Thus, teenagers begin to acknowledge death while embarking on their search for love and the meaning of life....   [tags: Eliot Waste Land Morals Essays]

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Biography of T.S. Eliot

- Biography of T.S. Eliot T.S. Eliot changed the face of poetry. He has been regarded as the most celebrated poet of his era. This Nobel Prize winning poet is credited with viewing the world as it appears, without making any optimistic judgements. Despite the ire of Mr. Eliot, it would be safe to regard him as a prophet of doom. His works reflected his frustration with mankind, and the seeming need to be released from this cold world. It was once said, “How unpleasant to meet Mr. Eliot.” (Time 1) His rather cynical view of man’s accomplishments leads one to regard him as a pessimist who prophesies nothing but doom for mankind....   [tags: Thomas Stearns Eliot Writers Poetry Essays]

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Analysis of T. S. Eliot's East Coker

- Analysis of T. S. Eliot's East Coker        The early poetry of T. S. Eliot, poems such as "The Wasteland" or "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", is filled his despair of the human condition. Man is a weak soul, easily tempted and filled with lusts, who has no hope of redemption. These views of man did not change when Eliot converted to Catholicism. Eliot still maintained man's desperate plight, but supplemented that belief with the notion that man has some hope through the work of Christ....   [tags: Eliot East Coker Essays]

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The Works of T.S. Eliot and Yulisa Amadu Maddy

- Love of Life and Fear of Death in the Works of T.S. Eliot and Yulisa Amadu Maddy Both T.S. Eliot and Yulisa Amadu Maddy have experienced difficulty and hardship in life. Eliot lived through two world wars and Maddy struggled with oppression and poverty growing up in his homeland of Sierra Leone. These life experiences are reflected in their writing. Both of these writers present the reader with the concept of human mortality in such a way that not only is the fear of death prevalent in their work, but also the love of life....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Essays]

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George Eliot’s The Lifted Veil

- George Eliot’s The Lifted Veil When George Eliot’s gothic story The Lifted Veil appeared in Blackwood’s in 1859, her partner George Henry Lewes was busy publishing his study of human anatomy, The Physiology of Common Life (1859). Intriguingly, this work of Lewes’s contains a brief tale which is as strikingly morbid as Eliot’s own. Unlike her story, his is not fictional — it is a scientific anecdote prefacing a detailed discussion of the respiratory system — but like The Lifted Veil its dark melodrama recommends it as “not a jeu d’esprit, but a jeu de melancolie.”[1] It concerns the case of a suicidal Frenchman, M....   [tags: George Eliot Lifted Veil Essays]

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The Motifs of Furniture and Yoke in George Eliot's Middlemarch

- The Motifs of Furniture and Yoke in George Eliot's Middlemarch "'You have not made my life pleasant to me of late'-'the hardships which our marriage has brought on me'-these words were stinging his imagination as a pain makes an exaggerated dream (667)." On the list of life's complexities, marriage, perhaps, reigns at the top. George Eliot's Middlemarch exhumes many of the complicated facets of marriage from a Victorian England milieu. Although the character spectrum in Middlemarch includes diversity in social class, the bulk of players are members of the aristocracy....   [tags: Eliot Middlemarch Essays]

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Argument and Parody in T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets

- The Seduction of Argument and the Danger of Parody in T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets Though its more lyrical passages present detailed and evocative imagery, substantial portions of T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets afford no such easy approach. Since the initial appearance of "Burnt Norton" it has been a critical commonplace to regard these portions of the text as at once its most conceptually profound and its most formally prosaic. Of course, the Quartets offer enough cues toward this critical attitude that it may fairly be said to reside within the poem at least as much as it is imposed from without....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Four Quartets]

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TS Eliot’s Portrait of a Lady and Dialogism

- TS Eliot’s Portrait of a Lady and Dialogism There seems to be an air of paradox in bringing a theory on the novel as a genre and the most famous Anglo-American modernist poet as a whole. Mikhail Bakhtin’s seminal study of ‘Discourse in the Novel’, written in 1934-35, and finally appearing in English translation in 1981, offers us an account of the difference between ‘poetic discourse’ and ‘novelistic discourse’. The division is not strictly a difference in to the novel and the poetry as genres....   [tags: TS Eliot Analysis]

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Eliot's The Waste Land and Maddy's No Past, No Present, No Future

- T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land" and Yulisa Amadu Maddy's "No Past, No Present, No Future" Time and circumstance change everything. When we are young, the world is fresh, exciting, and pure. As people age, we begin to realize how corrupt the world is. Our old center, one based on trust, breaks down. Everyone in the world is looking out for their personal well-being, not the well-being of others. With this knowledge, people’s perspectives change. Rather than trusting every thing, we question the meaning and motive behind it....   [tags: Wasteland Maddy Eliot Essays]

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Analysis of Silas Marner by George Eliot

- Analysis of Silas Marner by George Eliot At the beginning of the novel Silas says "There is not a just god that governs the Earth righteously, but a god of lies that bares witness against the innocent" At the conclusion of the novel he says "Theres good I' this world I've a feeling o' that now" What makes Silas change his mind, and what are the events leading up to his regeneration. Silas Marner is a novel based on the ups and downs of the main character, Silas and his friends, neighbours and villagers....   [tags: Silas Marner George Eliot Literature Essays]

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Comparing Journey of the Magi by Eliot and Pygmalion by Shaw

- T. S. Eliot’s poem ‘Journey of the Magi’ is rich in content, imagery, symbolism and above all Biblical References. The poem throws some powerful questions to all the readers and seeks answers from them. This poem is very deep and hard to understand at the very first reading. Its charm lies in its complexity and ambiguity. Here the poet talks about journey of three wise men from East and their struggle. Their journey starts at a very tough time of the atmosphere – “the worst time of the year” and that makes the task altogether more difficult....   [tags: T.S. Eliot G.B. Shaw]

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Waste Land Essay: Eliot's Use of Different Speakers

- Eliot's Use of Different Speakers in The Waste Land     Different speakers in "The Waste Land" mirror the disjointedness of modern experience by presenting different viewpoints that the reader is forced to put together for himself. This is similar to the disassociation in modern life in that life has ceased to be a unified whole: various aspects of 20th-century life -- various academic disciplines, theory and practice, Church and State, and Eliot's "disassociation of sensibilities," or separation of heart and mind -- have become separated from each other, and a person who lives in this time period is forced to shore these fragments against his or her ruins, to borrow Eliot's phrase, to se...   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]

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Proper Feminine Beauty in George Eliot's Adam Bede

- Proper Feminine Beauty in George Eliot's Adam Bede Victorian women lived according to strict social conventions, which dictated their actions, emotions, and beliefs. These conventions were often presented in antithetical pairs: private versus public spheres, the angel in the house versus the fallen woman. One of the most complex paradoxes for women to master was that of beauty versus vanity. Society’s rules required a young lady to be attractive, but not provocative; diligent about her appearance, but not overly so; aware of her beauty, and simultaneously unconscious of it....   [tags: George Eliot Adam Bede Essays]

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The Search for Happiness in George Eliot's Silas Marner

-             In the novel Silas Marner, by George Eliot, the characters are in a search for happiness.  One character named Godfrey Cass is disappointed  in his search when relying on wealth and luck, instead of love, does not lead him to happiness.  Another character, Silas Marner, looks first to a pile of gold that only consumes his life until he starts loving and caring for a child, who finally brings him happiness.  The lives of these characters show that wealth or material objects do not bring as much happiness as love....   [tags: George Eliot Silas Marner Essays]

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Middlemarch by George Eliot and Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

- Middlemarch by George Eliot and Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy The Victorian era brought about many changes throughout Great Britain. Man was searching for new avenues of enlightenment. The quest for knowledge and understanding became an acceptable practice throughout much of the scientific community. It was becoming accepted, and in many ways expected, for people to search for knowledge. Philosophy, the search for truth, was becoming a more intricate part of educating ones self; no longer were people holding on to old-fashioned ideas....   [tags: Middlemarch eliot Jude Hardy Essays]

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T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land - The Most Influential Work in Modern Literature

- T.S. Eliot’s "The Waste Land" - The Most Influential Work in Modern Literature T.S. Eliot’s "The Waste Land" is considered by many to be the most influential work in modern literature. First published in 1922, it captures the feelings and sentiments of modern culture after World War I. Line thirty of "The Waste Land," "I will show you fear in a handful of dust," is often viewed as a symbol of mankind’s fear of death and resulting love of life. Eliot’s masterpiece—with its revolutionary ideas—inspired writers of his era, and it continues to affect writers even today....   [tags: T.S. Eliot The Waste Land]

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How Mortal Life Heightens the Appreciation of Life in Eliot and Maddy

- How Mortal Life Heightens the Appreciation of Life in Eliot and Maddy Mortal loss and the appreciation for life are very important concepts in writing. Both T.S. Eliot and Yulisa Amadu Maddy use this concept very heavily in their writing styles. T. S. Eliot’s major theme in The Waste Land surrounds death and World War One. The title The Waste Land, gives the reader a feeling of being lost in a world of waste and hopeless causes. The first part of the poem, The Waste Land, is titled, "The Burial of the Dead." This negative title gives the reader a sense of gloom and death....   [tags: Eliot Wasteland Maddy Essays]

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Futility of Life Exposed in T.S. Eliot's The Hollow Men

- Futility of Life Exposed in T.S. Eliot's The Hollow Men      The 'Hollow Men', by T.S Eliot, is a reflection on the emptiness, futility and misery of modern life. It is also a reflection on the problems involved in human communication, and on the meaning (or lack of it) to life. Eliot uses religious and desert symbolism, biblical and literary allusions, repetition, parody and deliberately sparse, controlled language to convey the themes of the poem. The poem opens with two epigraphs - "MISTAH KURTZ - HE DEAD" and "A penny for the Old Guy"....   [tags: Hollow Men Essays T S Eliot Papers]

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The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot

- The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot The poetry of the modernist movement is characterized by an emphasis on the alienation of the individual from the broader community in which he or she exists. In the works of T. S. Eliot, this alienation is expressed as a symptom of spiritual and moral decay within communities, societies, and entire civilizations. Eliot’s modernism, which was strongly influenced by his conversion to Anglo-Catholicism, is a harsh critique of the pervasive self-obsession of the modern secular world....   [tags: Love Song Prufrock T. S. Eliot Essays]

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T.S. Eliot's The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock

- T.S. Eliot's The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock Works Cited Not Included The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, a poem by T.S. Eliot, provides an abundant source of material for applying Freudian analysis.[1] Specifically, it is the character Prufrock who supplies this rich source. Although many Freudian themes could have been addressed in relation to Prufrock, in this paper it will be narrowed to the prevalent themes of ambivalence and cultural frustration found in Freudπs work and the contributing role the super-ego plays in their occurrence....   [tags: Eliot Love Song Prufrock Essays Papers]

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George Eliot's Adam Bede: Christian Ethics Without God

- George Eliot's Adam Bede: Christian Ethics Without God The greatest recent event -- that "God is dead," that the belief in the Christian God has ceased to be believable -- is... cast[ing] its shadows over Europe. For the few, at lease, whose eyes....are strong and sensitive enough for this spectacle... What must collapse now that this belief has been undermined... [is] our whole European morality. --Nietzsche, from The Gay Science: Book V (1887) Dr. Richard Niebuhr writes, in his introduction to Eliot's translation of Feuerbach's The Essence of Christianity, that Eliot "sought to retain the ethos of Christianity without its faith, its humanism without its theism." In her first full...   [tags: George Eliot Christianity Faith Papers]

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Death without Rebirth in T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land

- Death without Rebirth in T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land is filled with a variety of images and themes. Two outstanding themes are desolation and death without rebirth. Eliot employs many different images related to these two important themes. The most prominent image where desolation is concerned is a wasteland: a barren, rocky landscape lacking any life or water. The absence of water is mentioned over and over to suggest no life can ever exist in this desert, as water is a life-providing substance....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]

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An Annotation of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, Part 4, Death By Water

- An Annotation of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, Part 4, Death By Water Each of us has our own personal wasteland. The wasteland may manifest itself in many things; school, loss of love, loneliness, work, fear or doubt. In any case, a wasteland is a part of us that is clearly missing something and causes a distinct lack of completeness and a sense of uncertainty about our future. T.S. Eliot manages to capture the essence of that dry and forsaken feeling in his five-part poem entitled, The Wasteland....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Papers]

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T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land – Can We Learn From the Past ?

- T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land – Can We Learn From the Past . And he is not likely to know what is To be done unless he lives in what is not merely the present, but the present moment of the past, unless he is conscious, not of what is dead, but what is already living. --T.S. Eliot, "Tradition and the Individual Talent" When read for the first time, The Waste Land appears to be a concoction of sorts, a disjointed poem. Lines are written in different languages, narrators change, and the scenes seem disconnected, except for the repeated references to the desert and death....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]

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T.S. Eliot’s Powerful Use of Fragmentation in The Waste Land

- T.S. Eliot’s Powerful Use of Fragmentation in The Waste Land T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land is an elaborate and mysterious montage of lines from other works, fleeting observations, conversations, scenery, and even languages. Though this approach seems to render the poem needlessly oblique, this style allows the poem to achieve multi-layered significance impossible in a more straightforward poetic style. Eliot’s use of fragmentation in The Waste Land operates on three levels: first, to parallel the broken society and relationships the poem portrays; second, to deconstruct the reader’s familiar context, creating an individualized sense of disconnection; and third, to challenge the reader to see...   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]

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Death in T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland and Maddy's No Past, No Present, No Future

- Death in T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland and Maddy's No Past, No Present, No Future Death is an inevitable fact that everyone experiences at some point in their lives. Whether it is losing a friend, family member, someone famous and well known, or finally themselves, everyone knows what it's like to deal with the topic of death. In The Wasteland T. S Eliot is describing death with a very different approach which makes death seem poetic yet very dreary and uninviting. On the other hand, in Yulisa Amadu Maddy's book No Past, No Present, No Future death is not poetic at all but very cold and melancholy....   [tags: Death Eliot Maddy Wasteland Future Past Essays]

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T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and Yulisa Maddy’s No Past No Present No Future

- Death and Dying in T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and Yulisa Maddy’s No Past No Present No Future I am immortal. Although I realize that I will die, I don’t believe it. The fear of death motivates me to ignore my mortality and, in motivating me to ignore, allows me to live a jaded, happy life. If death were a predominant thought, then appreciating life would seem difficult—unless of course I changed my name to Harold. Everyone confronts the idea of death sooner or later; different people just deal with death in different ways....   [tags: Eliot Wasteland Maddy Future Present Past Essays]

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Explication of T.S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

- Explication of T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" In T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," the author is establishing the trouble the narrator is having dealing with middle age. Prufrock(the narrator) believes that age is a burden and is deeply troubled by it.. His love of some women cannot be because he feels the prime of his life is over. His preoccupation with the passing of time characterizes the fear of aging he has. The poem deals with the aging and fears associated with it of the narrator....   [tags: TS Eliot Alfred Prufrock Song Essays]

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How George Eliot Presents the Role of Fatherhood in Silas Marner

- How George Eliot Presents the Role of Fatherhood in Silas Marner The novel Silas Marner is about a man who loses everything in his old hometown Lantern Yard, to the hands of his friend. He moves to a village called Raveloe which he stays at for 15 years. Being a weaver for so long, Marner has made himself a very small fortune, which becomes his life. When it is stolen by one of the other villagers, Silas feels he has once again lost everything until he finds a small girl which he names Eppie. The bond between these two characters is an essential part of the novel as it brings out a key theme in the novel which is fatherhood....   [tags: George Eliot Fatherhood Silas Marner Essays]

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Message of Hope in Eliot's The Waste Land, Gerontion, and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

- Message of Hope in Eliot's The Waste Land, Gerontion, and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock             Thomas Stearns Eliot was not a revolutionary, yet he revolutionized the way the Western world writes and reads poetry. Some of his works were as imagist and incomprehensible as could be most of it in free verse, yet his concentration was always on the meaning of his language, and the lessons he wished to teach with them. Eliot consorted with modernist literary iconoclast Ezra Pound but was obsessed with the traditional works of Shakespeare and Dante....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]

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Cultural Decay in T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land and Maddy’s NO Past, NO Present, NO Future

- Cultural Decay in T.S. Eliot’s poem "The Waste Land" and Yulisa Amadu Maddy’s novel NO Past, NO Present, NO Future In both T.S. Eliot’s poem "The Waste Land" and Yulisa Amadu Maddy’s novel NO Past, NO Present, NO Future, the characters experience a downfall. It is human nature, though, to experience some sort of self-destruction. W.B. Yeats wrote the line "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold." Humanity tends to cling to that which is most destructive to itself, whether it is intended or not....   [tags: Waste Land Eliot Maddy Essays]

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Robinson and Eliot

- A surprising statistic from an MSNBC online article claims that nearly fifty percent of Americans hate their jobs more than ever before in the past twenty years (msnbc.com). This quote relates to the fact that some Americans workers are no longer living their dreams, and they have no purpose or meaning in their lives. The poems “The Hollow Men” and “Miniver Cheevy” also have the same theme. The poem, “The Hollow Men,” by T.S. Eliot, is about the emptiness that determines the way people live their lives....   [tags: Contrasts, Poetic Analysis]

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The Connection of Mortality with One’s Love of Life in T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland and Yulisa Amadu Maddy's No Past No Present No Future

- The Connection of Mortality with One’s Love of Life in T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland and Yulisa Amadu Maddy's No Past No Present No Future Through many writers’ works the correlation of mortality and love of life is strongly enforced. This connection is one that is easy to illustrate and easy to grasp because it is experienced by humans daily. For instance, when a loved one passes away, even though there is time for mourning, there is also an immediate appreciation for one’s life merely because they are living....   [tags: Eliot Wasteland Maddy No Past Present Essays]

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The Life of Thomas Stearns Eliot

- Thomas Stearns Eliot, also known as T.S. Eliot , was an extraordinarily influential poet and playwright who captured the true essence of his modern day society, and brought it to life through his various works. He believed that ``poetry should aim to represent the the complexities of modern civilization.`` (Noble Media 1) Through his momentous, yet classical arrays of literary art, T.S. Eliot`s masterpieces are fine examples of an author`s ability to successfully relate to the circumstances and productivities around him....   [tags: poetry, childhood]

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Influences on T.S. Eliot's Poetry

- T.S. full name is Thomas Stearns Eliot. He had written a total of 68 poems, dramas, etc. in total (Wikipedia). There are many influences, but I think that Vivienne Haigh-Wood, Eliot`s first wife, Ezra Pound, his mentor and religion are one of the biggest influences on T.S. Eliot. I think the first influence on his poetry was his first wife Vivienne Haigh-Wood. Eliot had married Vivienne to stay in England. Their relationship became the storyboard for a play called, Tom and Viv which was made in 1984 which then was adapted to a film in 1994....   [tags: biography, the waist land]

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Biography of T. S. Eliot

- T.S Eliot, a man known for his dedication to literature, was a determined poet that was willing to overcome any obstacles to achieve a higher place in the literary world. Eliot’s poems, not for the faint of heart, dealt with his more troubling life experiences, such as depression, illnesses, and the complex society of World War One. These trials and tribulations lead Eliot into a state of collapse, which was fueled by his wife Vivien’s illness, and started publishing at night. Eliot was notorious for leaving his readers on the very “door step of the illuminating,” as Aiken said (“T.S....   [tags: antebelum era, depression, illnesses]

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Biography of Thomas Stearns Eliot

- Thomas Stearns Eliot was the most influentional poet of his time. His poems and critical essays changed the way people thought. Widely knowledgeable, he used all that knowledge to fuel some of his greatest works and this is a piece of his life. Thomas Stearns Eliot (aka T.S Eliot) was born in St. Louis in the September of 1888 to a family with a very strong New England family. Eliot abandoned his home roots and allied himself with both the New and Old England through his life. He attended Harvard as an undergraduate in 1906.He was accepted into the literary circles, and had a knack for 16th- and 17th-century poetry....   [tags: poems, critical essays]

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William Wordsworth and T.S. Eliot

- William Wordsworth and T.S. Eliot are both excellent and admirable poets from different time periods that have very distinct views on what it means to be a true poet. On one hand Wordsworth strived to be unique, romantic and sentimental in a time where people needed a poet as such. On the other hand, Eliot lived in a time where romanticism and sentimentalism did not satisfy readers that needed something less elevated and more realistic. Although they had opposing views neither is right or wrong and can only speak for the poets of their specific time period, yet one should not dismiss one or the other because each of their perspectives are equally valuable when deciding what it takes to be th...   [tags: ideal poets, romantic period]

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“The Hippopotamus” by T.S. Eliot

- In his poem, “The Hippopotamus,” T.S. Eliot asserts doubts about the institution of the Church and its apparent corruption resulting from its basis in a tainted world. T.S. Eliot composed many works concerning the despondent state of theology and faith, but as a result of his “lifetime of conflicting attitudes” (Bush 32), “The Hippopotamus” has remained obscured and somewhat insignificant to his legacy. Written before he converted to Christianity, Eliot’s uses his knowledge of religion from his family’s Unitarian background (Bush 6 and 12) to challenge the position of the Church and its accredited spirituality....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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Journeys in Frost and Eliot's Literature

- There are reasons that the Lord of the Rings trilogy has spanned nearly one hundred years, allowing children to connect with their grandparents through their love of the tale, and that stories like Harry Potter have defined a generation: the story of a journey is one that audiences love to hear. Reading and watching about journeys can make the reader/watcher experience that journey with the characters. Journeys, however, do not have to be fantastical or magical to be powerful to a person. T.S. Eliot and Robert Frost, for example, were both modernist poets, but they were creators of journeys that seemed much simpler....   [tags: modernist poests, comparative, hope, doom]

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T.S. Eliot and Modernism

- The modernist writers of the twentieth century produced works of poetry and prose which were unique to the form. The writing style of modernism was unprecedented and reflective of the socio-political events of the period. T.S Eliot was a pre-eminent figure in modernism publishing many important works of prose and poetry in his lifetime. “Eliot forged a style of aggressively fragmentary, urban poetry, full of indelicate, ‘unpoetic’ images and diction” (OXFORD BRITLIT) Eliot’s “The Love Song of J....   [tags: Literary Techniques]

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George Eliot's Impact on Women

- George Eliot's Impact on Women Written words can be a light into a dark world. In a Medieval society women had no identity of their own. They were hidden in the shadows of society and struggled to be acknowledged. A woman had no opinion or thought that was worthy of any attention. A women writer had no chance getting of respect in a world ruled by men. In this world that Mary Anne Evans found herself growing up in as a child. Having a normal childhood with a society where a women are always subservient men, she changed her name to a male pen name to get published, and overall would give advice to women....   [tags: medieval society, mary anne evans]

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Biography of T.S. Eliot

- Biography of T.S. Eliot TS Eliot once made a rash decision of ditching his fiancé in American and marrying Vivien Haigh-Wood after only a couple months of meeting. It soon came back to bite him because their marriage became very unstable and both soon had mental breakdowns. This did although produce his greatest works (“TS Eliot’s Life and Career”)… Thomas Stearns Eliot was born on the 26th of September, 1888, in St. Louis Missouri. He was the youngest of his six siblings. His parents are Henry Ware Eliot and Charlotte Champe Stearns (Britannica)....   [tags: life, career, influential poet]

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Silas Marner, by George Eliot

- Silas Marner, while it’s a story written in the 1800’s in a rudimentary society with backward concepts and inverted beliefs, its still is story that readers can relate in a personal part of their lives. Isolation and rejection, salvation and forgiveness, there all themes which occur regardless of time period. Despite that some characters struggle with certain themes more than others its allows the audience to come to the understanding about the authors purpose. “Silas Marner is not unworthy of the reputation already acquired...” In the following review titled the “Athenaeum” the critic principally evaluates the characterization and setting in the novel Silas Marner....   [tags: Thematic Analysis, Critique ]

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Silas Marner by George Eliot

- Introduction: Silas Marner is one of the 19th century novels written by George Eliot in 1861, it publishes by William Blackwood and Sons. In general, the novel is about a man named Silas Marner. His life changes by a betrayed friend named William Dane who is greed of Silas's position in the church. Therefore, Silas leaves his village and goes to another because of the accusation that causes his dismissed from the church while he is guiltless. Then he works as a weaver and he collects gold through his work....   [tags: eppie, godfrey, molly farren]

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Comparing Pope, Blake, and Eliot

- ... In the end though again it comes down to what will be done by the lord will be done, from dust to dust we shall return. Blake has a similar view on life and the problems associated with it, and he is very keen on showing that God is the almighty power over everything we do in life. The first poem I took this from was The Lamb, and how he asks the Lamb "dost thou know who made thee?" My obvious interpretation of that statement is that he is referring to the Lamb of God, and that the Lord Jesus had created him....   [tags: teachings, god, outcomes, problems]

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Biography of TS Eliot

- Thomas Stearns Eliot was born on September 26, 1888, in St. Louis, Missouri, the seventh and last child of Henry Ware Eliot, a brick manufacturer, and Charlotte (Stearns) Eliot, who was active in social reform and was herself a not-untalented poet. Both parents were descended from families that had emigrated from England to Massachusetts in the seventeenth century. William Greenleaf Eliot, the poet's paternal grandfather, had, after his graduation from Harvard in the 1830s, moved to St. Louis, where he became a Unitarian minister, but the New England connection was closely maintained--especially, during Eliot's youth, through the family's summer home on the Atlantic coast in Gloucester, Mass...   [tags: Biography, Poets, Biographical Essay]

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Eliot, Tradition And Individual Talent

- Eliot, Tradition and Individual Talent 1. Being too traditional or simply just following traditions in writing is looked down upon by some in the field of English. a. While we can appreciate writers of the past, we should not limit ourselves to the writing styles and content that was relevant in the past. b. When reading literature, readers should not hold themselves to the preconceived notion that only writers of the past were quality writers. c. Traditional writing is too historical....   [tags: Literary criticism, Literature, Poetry, Fiction]

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Silas Marner by George Eliot

- ... One morning, Godfrey had to explain to his father what happen to Wildfire, his horse. In truth Godfrey lost Wildfire because he gave it to his brother Dunsey. In return, Dunsey had to not reveal to their father about his secret marriage. When approaching his father however, he states otherwise. ‘Dunsey took him to the hunt to sell him for me the other day… I should have paid you a hundred pounds this morning.’ (Page 57) Godfrey’s plan on lying to his father about the horses disappearance was to ensure the fact his father did know about his marriage....   [tags: character and story analysis]

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Dorothea, By George Eliot

- ... And yet his scholarly priority is what ends up hinting to Dorothea that she may have made the wrong choice. Dorothea should have known from the beginning that Casaubon wouldn’t be the affectionate husband that she wants when he asked her to marry him through a formal letter. Even so, Casaubon did all a husband was expected to provide at those times: a home, food, basic items, and he even had enough money for her to continue her upper-class lifestyle and purchased a honeymoon in Italy. He even offered for Celia to come along to keep Dorothea company, doing his best to keep her entertained on the trip, but she declined, offended that he would even think that she would need her sister ther...   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Husband, Spouse]

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T.S. Eliot Poetry Analysis

- Till Human Voices Wake Us:and We Drown Analysis of T.S. Eliot's Poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and Till Human Voices Wake Us T.S. Eliot's “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” embodies many of the different feelings of American's during the Modernist movement. Prufrock was seen as the prototype of the modern man, it is through his character in this poem that T.S. Eliot shows how man felt insecure, how the new theories of psychology were changing the concept of the mind and how society was becoming more doubtful and indecisive and less of an action taking people....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Middlemarch by George Eliot

- Fellowship is a method of connection in Middlemarch. With imagination, fellowship can be viewed as positive because it helps characters develop hope. Right before the meeting between Dorothea and Lydgate, the narrator describes Dorothea as “she was full of confident hope about this interview with Lydgate, never heeding what was said of his personal reserve; never heeding that she was a very young woman. Nothing could have seemed more irrelevant to Dorothea than insistence on her youth and sex when she was moved to show her human fellowship” (Eliot 761)....   [tags: marriage, fellowship, dorothea, Lydgate]

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Analysis Of. Eliot 's Journey Of The Magi

- ... “With the voices singing in our ears, saying/That this was all folly” (Eliot, 19-20). The poem’s pessimistic tone continues into the second stanza, where Eliot uses details within the Magi’s surroundings to introduce an unstable faith in religion, particularly Catholicism. In line 24, the speaker describes the three trees hanging from the sky is where Eliot alludes to the three crosses of the Crucifixion. “And three trees on the low sky” (Eliot, 24). Eliot continues this pattern with the Wise Men arriving at a tavern and seeing men gamble over coins and clothing....   [tags: Jesus, Biblical Magi, Modernism, Star of Bethlehem]

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Analysis Of `` Prelude `` And Middlemarch `` By George Eliot

- ... Cobbe describes “Everything was taught us in the inverse ration of its true importance. At the bottom of the scale were Moral and Religion, and at the top were Music and Dancing” (Cobbe,1522-1524). This shows how women want to be themselves especially in their respect to their education. This is interesting in Eliot’s writing because she argues that “silly novels” challenge the basis of women’s education. The readers see how education, societal roles, and gender identification influence the dominate patriarchal view of females with men and women intermixing....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Victorian era, Woman]

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Analysis of The Waste Land, by T.S. Eliot

- ... (19-24) Eliot is comparing England’s post WWI culture to the cultures described in these sections of the Bible. Eliot is saying that the culture is lifeless, and falling to “darkness.” He is saying that people can’t prosper as long as the culture is this way in the lines, “What branches grow out of this stony rubbish?”(19-20). One of the reasons that the culture was stagnant is because the populace of England was in a kind of “shock” from the brutality of the First World War. Eliot portrays this in “The Burial of The Dead,” Unreal City, Under the brown fog of a winter dawn, A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many, I had not thought death had undone so many....   [tags: poem analysis]

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George Eliot

- Mary Ann Evans was a talented Victorian writer who lived a controversial and unconventional life. Many of the choices she made shocked many people. She became an accomplished author with the pen name George Eliot. Her novels deal with issues of social change and triumphs of the heart. They show the depth and scope of English life. Many of her novels are included in the Cannon of Classic Nineteenth Century Literary Works. Silas Marner was based on a childhood memory of a linen-weaver. The novel contrasts the evils of modern society with the values of a simple rural life....   [tags: Literature]

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