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Analyzing The Hollow Men By TS Eliot Within the universe in which we live lie two opposite kingdoms The poet TS Eliot expresses his feelings on the balance between these two kingdoms by the narrator being tossed back and forth between the two realms that are what we call heaven and hell but in his poem entitled The Hollow men Eliot calls them deaths dream kingdomII30 and deaths twilight kingdomIV65 The three themes that Eliot uses in his in his poem to make his point present are societies lack of spiritual guidance and truth a lack of an emotional outlet and the meaninglessness of life The first theme that is in the poem The Hollow Men is a lack of spiritual guidance and truth When the narrator says the eyes are not hereIV52 the author sees the eyes as spiritual leaders or those whose faith is strong With the eyes not being where ever the narrator is which is Deaths twilight kingdom III8 means the narrator has an absence of faith The second theme is a lack of an emotional outlet to express ideas opinions and requests The main example that the author gives the reader is when reading the quote our dried voices I5 Are quiet and meaningless I7 this gives the reader an image of dried cracked faces trying to speak but not making a sound The imagery that the narrator uses portrays how the author is disgusted by the way that his and others voices are not being heard It also means that society is ignorant to the fact that the government does not care what the public says and that they only care about their own political agendas Congress and the House of Representatives is just a bunch of bureaucrats who are being paid off by the major mega-corporations of our time They do this so that congress will pass bills and laws to make the board
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