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Analysis and comments on The Hollow Men by T.S. Eliot

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Comment 37 of 257, added on January 11th, 2008 at 2:43 PM.

because we are a society of prufrocksie effete and feckless we shall be
unable to take meaningful action to resolve our problems therefore our
world will devolve to nothing not with a big nuclear bomb blast but with a
gradual descent into incivility and chaos

d de bellis from United States
Comment 36 of 257, added on May 18th, 2007 at 2:34 PM.

althogh eliots poem is about hollow men but its full of meanings to all of
us that they are tiered and helpless becouse of the domination of the
materialestic aspects in this time ,the modern time

yasmeen ahmad zaghab from Palestine
Comment 35 of 257, added on May 9th, 2007 at 3:54 PM.

this poem was really neat it expresses him

TRACI from United States
Comment 34 of 257, added on May 2nd, 2007 at 10:52 AM.

While reading some of the comments of others, thought I'd add mine..This is
a time after World War I,a depression is going on, Eliot is skeptical about
man kind. Everyone seems to be lost, empty, void of certain fellings.
They can't seem to be able to make the right decisions concerning behavior,
morality and perhaps mortality. Religion seems to play a part because he
sees man as being unable to be a good soul, unable to look into God's eyes.
This is our new world purgatory...lost..no hope..

patricia Ingram from United States
Comment 33 of 257, added on March 28th, 2007 at 2:56 PM.

I'm researching this poem for an AP English class at my high school. I
must say that it took me awhile to uncover this poem's true meaning. But
once I did, I must say that I absolutely loved it. The whole thing about
the scarecrow was really amusing and familiar because recently I had
participated in The Wiz which was my high school musical and I really good
friends with the scarecrow. But besides that I truly believe this poem
tackles some serious material which should be truly read in-between the
lines to truly understand it.

Jennifer Arbutina from United States
Comment 32 of 257, added on January 15th, 2007 at 2:08 AM.

poem... except the battle that rages within. The hollow men are the people
who decided not to live! Within the idea and the motion of fulfilling that
idea falls a shadow... they never accomplish anything because of that in in
doing so, they never LIVE!!! that is why they are hollow. In addition, this
does relate to Prufrock's ( I don't think I spelled that right) inability
to complete life adding to his inability to live.

LOLLI from United States
Comment 31 of 257, added on April 26th, 2006 at 11:11 PM.

This poem is directly connected to "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
Both poems parallel the hopelessness of society, how change is wanted, but
cannot occur, because the people in the poems are languid. I dunno if
that's exactly right, we studied both of these poems together in my English
class....and my answer isn't exactly right, but if you read both of them,
they are similar in many aspects.

Comment 30 of 257, added on April 19th, 2006 at 9:15 PM.

The ending sounds like a System of a Down song... FISTFISTFIST!!!

Square Nothing from United States
Comment 29 of 257, added on April 19th, 2006 at 11:46 AM.

This poem is clearly a symbol for Eliot's scarecrow fetish.

Johnny Appleseed from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Comment 28 of 257, added on April 11th, 2006 at 5:04 PM.

I think it's describing scarecrows.

scot from Canada

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Poet: T.S. Eliot
Poem: The Hollow Men
Volume: The Hollow Men
Year: 1925
Added: Feb 20 2003
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