Saturday, February 2, 2013
T.S. Elliot's "The Waste Land" is hard to understand at times and can even be incoherent given the extensive number of jumps to different topics. I understand that this is suppose to mimic the stream of consciousness style of writing that many modernist used, but I think that it can also represent that chaos theme present in the 20th century during World War I. People were in mass confusion with the amount of warfare present and began to wonder about the source of all the chaos. Elliot's writing style follows a similar chaotic theme in accordance with the prominent feelings of the time.