The Explication of Mythology and Ecology in Eliot’s The Waste Land

Mariwan Hasan

Abstract


Eliot’s The Waste Land worries the twentieth-century Anglo-American culture to uncover the distance of the modern Western countries from the natural world, close to anxiety. However complicated desire to be re-cooperative with natural powers. The poem’s dry universe of broken and scattered images mirrors the divided condition of the urbanized soul and its desacralized condition. Eliot realized the spiritual malaise of the modern period humans underwent and the estrangement of the human mind from the natural world. Examining the curtial images in the poem demonstrates Eliot’s modernist feeling of anxiety that foretells much about eco-critical argument concerning mythic symbols in the poem.

 


Keywords


Modern poetry; Eco-criticism; Spirituality; Modern world; Mythology; T. S. Eliot

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11204

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