Messages In The Hollow Men

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Now you See Me, Now you Don’t
(Three Messages from Hollow men)
In the Hollow men this poem has three messages in it and they are important ones. THe first one is dissatisfaction because the people are not satisfied with their lives and have to struggle through it. The second message is passivity because the Hollow men put all their lazy efforts on the “Shadow” which is meaning that they don’t want to do homework or something like that. The third message is referring to identity because everyone is questioning who they really are or what they can really do. “This passage is so central to Eliot's poetics that it could be taken as a kind of credo for his own "allusive" technique as is shown in the present paper.(Murata, Tatsuo. "The Indic Eliot in 'The Hollow Men')” This quote is talking about how Eliot has made a beautiful poem from his own thoughts and dreams. The first message in Hollow men is dissatisfaction and it is talking about how nobody is satisfied with their lives or what they are doing throughout their life. The people are upset and dissatisfied because they are stuck in a line heading towards a river that nobody wants to cross. Instead of complaining they don’t have a soul so they can not have a soul misery. Most people would be
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Most people do not know how to act themselves simply because they do not actually know who they are so they struggle with their true identity. “Explaining Eliot's revision to the note requires some historical gumshoeing paired with an equal amount of informed speculation.(McVey, Christopher. "Feeble translations: failure, global modernism, and The Waste Land.)” IN this quote it talks about how T.S. Eliot is explaining what life is and how it is an equal amount. Showing someone your true identity is not a good thing because you are supposed to be like everyone else and act like they
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