The Modern Waste Land

The Modern Waste Land - The Modern Waste Land In T.S...

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The Modern Waste Land In T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land he compares numerous different ideas throughout time and compares them to World War I. He uses anything from the Bible to the ancient grail myth with King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. These same themes that Eliot was talking about during the war can also relate to the current modern world that we are living in. Through parts one and five of The Waste Land there are numerous themes that could relate to many different things today in our world. In both The Burial of the Dead and What the Thunder Said we can see many ideas about a barren world destroyed by humans. Also in The Burial of the Dead we see reference to the city of London and we can relate that to today’s terror attacks there. Finally, In What the Thunder Said we can see into a world of the poor who have nothing to live for. Eliot’s Waste Land, which was meant for post World War I, also shows close similarities to the world we live in. T. S. Eliot often talked about the landscape in this waste land that he wrote about but surprisingly it can be closely related to the situation which we are in now in our world. In today’s world we are experiencing global warming and seeing the negative effects of green house gases. If we continue to avoid these very serious problems our
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