Complexity of Human Needs
(An Analysis of “Hollow Men”)
Who hasn’t read or learned about T.S. Elliot in their English class? T.S. Elliot was by far and undisputedly the greatest poet writing English poetry in the twenty first century. Elliot’s main focus when writing his poetic work was to focus on form of shaping the philosophy for our times in which we would be more true to the complexity of human needs. He had a very profound thought on religion and the way that the human race was losing touch with their religious use or needs. In this essay we will be discussing T.S. Elliot’s view and comments about human life come the twentieth century, and we will be using on of his greatest literature work “The Hollow Men” to reference or back up our discussion.
To first kick off our discussion, one of Elliot’s main comments of critiques one life is on the way we view or sees our own religion faith. He argues I his poem that we do not have the same believe in faith as our parents or grandparents had. We don’t have the same need to pray every Sunday the way our parents or grandparents had when they went through all the suffering of the 20th century World War I and the great depression. His lines from his poetic work on page 1163 lines 5-8 “our dried Voices, when we whisper together are quiet and meaningless as wind in dry grass”). Elliot is stating that our prayers to god are meaningless because we don’t have the same trust in faith or need to rely on God as much as our Grandparents had to. Our prayers are like wind in dry grass, they are useless and meaningless.
Secondly, Eliot’s critic on the human society and the way we live and do our every day stuff in life is socially criticized by older generations. We where not raised like our grand parents where, we grew up in a world much...