Christopher Brown Essay

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T.S Eliot wasn’t just an average poet, he was a literary icon. His poetry changed the world and minds of many people. Eliot’s great mind put him on a pedestal that no one could knock him off. He could be one of the greatest poets to ever walk this earth. There is no other poet that could compare to this man. His journey through early life, adulthood, and his poetry career wasn’t easy; but he made it to the top.
Thomas Stearns Eliot was born September 26, 1888 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was the youngest son of Henry Eliot and Charlotte Stearns. At an early age, Eliot was stricken with a congenital double hernia. He began his education at Smith Academy, where he learned numerous languages ...view middle of the document...

While Eliot was creating plays, he wrote no more poetry for the rest of his life. On January 4, 1965, T.S Eliot died of emphysema, which damages the air sacs in your lungs. Eliot was 76 at the time of his death.
T.S Eliot left some great poetry for the world to see and this poetry may have changed some people’s lives. His poem “The Hollow Men” represents the inactive upright position of the human conditions. The hollow men’s much burned state was Eliot’s sign of fatality. He is saying you are responsible for your own destiny and actions. Eliot also stated you have to be spiritually tough because life does not last forever. He also mentions several people are giving up every day and making the wrong decisions. (Eliot 1067)
Eliot’s poem “Cousin Nancy” divulges the way people obtain the “modern” way. In this poem, Nancy wanted everything to change so she destroyed the New England hills. She did all the up-to-date things like smoking and dancing. Her aunts did not know how to act towards it so they just let it happen. Nancy wanted to be the most “modern” person around the entire town. T.S Eliot elaborates how innovation must occur since it is the order of...

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