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Tradition and the Individual Talent | T. S. Eliot

“Tradition and the Individual Talent” is an essay written by poet and literary critic T. S. Eliot. The essay was first published in The Egoist and later in Eliot’s first book of criticism, “The Sacred Wood”. The essay is also available in Eliot’s “Selected Prose” and “Selected Essays”. While Eliot is most often known for Read More

“Murder in The Cathedral” as a religious drama.

Answer: Eliot’s play foregrounds the theme of Christian martyrdom as Becket realizes that by being killed within the premises of the Canterbury cathedral at the hands of the Knights, he is going to become the champion of God, to vindicate the preordained glory of a martyr to his faith. In this play we have an Read More

Prove that “The Waste Land” is a representation of modern sordidness.

Prove that “The Waste Land” is a representation of modern sordidness. Or, Show that “The Waste Land” reveals the complexities and unhappiness of modern life. Answer: “The Waste Land”, the most suggestive and discussed poem by Eliot, illustrates the complexity and machine-like activity of modern man comparing with the glorious past of spiritual and moral Read More

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

What is Prufrock’s dilemma? Does he succeed in resolving it?

How significantly has Eliot portrayed the conflict of a modern man in the poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”? Or, What is Prufrock’s dilemma? Does he succeed in resolving it? Answer: As a keen observer of modern western world, Eliot had comprehended what are the wants and lacks of a modern man. “The Read More

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Show “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” as a Dramatic Monologue.

Answer: Eliot’s Love Song of Prufrock is one of the finest examples of dramatic monologue in the history of English Poetry. To know it clearly, we should firstly understand the term ‘dramatic monologue’. A monologue -is a long speech by a single person and `dramatic’ means conversational language of a character in a play that Read More