Analysis Of ' Hollow Men ' And ' Heart Of Darkness '

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Similarly, ‘Hollow men’, challenges the social conventions arising from historical transformations, expressing his concern of an acutely disconnected society, enhancing my view of the complex loneliness with the human condition, giving it an enduring quality.
A dramatic monologue, Eliot’s poem mirrors his personal views on the modernist’s rejection of traditional literary writing, whilst the fragmented, free verse structure reveals the fractured ‘Hollow men’.
In the epigraph, Elliot alludes to the Conrad’s novella ‘Heart of Darkness’, which presents the corrupts nature of Kurtz and Guy Fawkes. This intertextuality, symbolises the greed and horror of european values, emphasising the underlining theme of spiritual emptiness.
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The trivial nature of society is portrayed in the reoccurring Biblical references, “In death’s dream Kingdom’, and coupled with the lexical chain of words related to images of decline and fading, Eliot reveals the nonsensical nature of their existence.
This idea is reiterated by critic J.C.C Mays who claims that the poem “Strikes the tone of effort and the futility of effort which is central in Eliot’s writing’. Section V of the poem, is strutted with deliberate fragmentation of the Lord’s Prayer, “For thine is the Kingdom”, suggests that mandate routines of life, disables men from completing the prayer, thus leading to internal suffering.
Eliot challenges individual conventions as he explores themes of spiritual and moral decay to portray the detrimental flaws of Modernism, including the paralysis of human condition, an eternally relevant idea

Similarly, ‘Journey of the Maji’, challenges the social conventions arising from historical transformations, by pondering on individual alienation in a sordid world, as the persona struggles to comprehend his loss of identity.
Journey of the Maji is a dramatic monologue, comprised of the interior thoughts of one of the wise men, who has achieved the journey of faith, but continues to be a part of the world which Christ came to redeem.
The Maji’s quest is described through the use of first person - inclusive, aided by the colloquial phases, in
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