intro to critical reading- the wasteland

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T. S. Elliot s The Wasteland , is comprised of a series of poems about religion , death , infertility , and so on . One of the poems being Death By Water ”, which is about a man named Phlebas . This poem , like many of the other poems in The Wasteland , is about death and dying . The poem Death By Water illustrates the process of death . For example , Forgot the cry of gulls , and the deep sea swell / And the profit and loss ” ( Lines 313 314 ), expresses how Phlebas was able to forget all of his worries . It shows that he was not leaving any loose ends undone and was ready to move on peacefully into the afterlife . In addition , by also forgetting the profit and loss ”, Phlebas detaches himself from worldly concerns with money and materials of value in death . The deep sea dwell refers to Phlebas dying by drowning in the ocean . Here in the ocean , sea monsters come and take him apart and retrieve his bones . “ A current under the sea / Picked his bones in whispers
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