T. S. Eliot's Poem: The Hollow Men

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This proposal focuses on studying the themes of “THE HOLLOW MEN” poem. This poem belongs to the post modern literature from the modern period (1900- 1950s). The characteristics of modernity are: pessimism, frustration, isolation, total sense of loss; modern writers had no sense of purpose, the anxiety of uncertainty, meaninglessness, no values and miscommunication. The Hollow Men (1925) is a poem written by T.S. Eliot. Its themes are, like many of Eliot’s poems, absurdity, fragmentation and overlapping, but it is crucial to connect this poem most with the World War 1 which caused the dark view since wars cause destruction and frustration. Moreover, the difficulty of hope and being optimistic. This poem is divided into five parts and consists of 98 lines. MUHSIN Al MUSAWI in his research about trajectories of Modernity and Tradition (2006) says: “Apart from scant collections of translated modern poetry and several essays in which literary critics try to account for the transformative nature of modernist poetic writing, modern Arabic poetry remains inaccessible and limited to articles on well- known poets. Muhsin Al- Musawi’s Arabic poetry: Trajectories of Modernity and Tradition, however, uncovers the well-springs of Badr Shkir Al - sayyab, Nazik Al-Mala’ikah, Nizar Qabbani and Mahmoud Darwish, among many others, and shows the complexity of their visionary reflections on modern aesthetic. To embark on writing a comprehensive study of
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