T. S. Eliot's "Hollow Men"
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This paper discusses the poem by T. S. Eliot, "The Hollow Men" that contemplates the idea of how life would end and what the fate of man is when he dies. The author believes that, all throughout the poem, Eliot uses lines that depict hopelessness and emptiness in one's life. The paper concludes by comparing the theme of life and death in T. S. Eliot's "The Hollow Men" with "Faust" by Goethe, the legend of "Beowulf" and "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare.
From the Paper:Meanwhile, the legend of "Beowulf" and the play "Hamlet" are contrast views of Eliot and Goethe's perception of the meaning of life and the death of man in the world. In "Beowulf", it is imperative that the character die nobly and courageously, which is a generalized perception of how life should be led by mortals. Although Beowulf has extraordinary powers, he is still a mortal subject to death afterward. Death is an honor for the legend of Beowulf, and a meaningful life is needed in order also to lead a meaningful existence in the afterlife. Hamlet, meanwhile, discusses death and its meaning in the initial and latter part of the play. The first discussion of death is through the ghost of King Hamlet, whose soul cannot enter heaven because he was not able to confess when he suddenly died because he was murdered by his brother Claudius.
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