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There is no place on earth that is entirely without flaw In the poem The Waste Land by T S Eliot the author examines the possibility of human destruction in a harsh environment The description presented in this poem is far from the world we know It is entirely possible however for human existence to take a turn for the worse and follow the path displayed in The Waste Land Not only is there a perversion in the landscape but also in the feelings of the inhabitants There are three distinct distortions of love in the poem one of physical nature one of spiritual nature and a final perversion of romantic nature The most direct form of loves perversion comes through physical transformation of characters in the poem One of the earliest instances is when Philomels innocence is lost to the barbarous king and she is changed into a common object of desire 99-104 These lines show how the feelings of one person may be swayed under the right circumstances It would seem as though every human being would look at birth as a joyous occasion this is far from the truth in the waste land One woman says its them pills I took to bring it off in reference to her attempts to prevent another pregnancy 159 The author speaks of how the moon shone bright on Mrs Porter and on her daughter revealing that both mother and daughter are prostitutes 198-200 These two women although externally appear very genuine have sacrifice all morals It seems as though even the most righteous things can be converted into something negative in the waste land Within the first lines of the poem the author takes a direct a blow to all that live in the waste land Eliot says that Son of man you cannot say or guess for you know only a heap of broken images regarding the lack of faith in God
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