Saturday, February 22, 2014

Side by Side: Grinch v. Eliot

The tone in their voices is very similar. They are both very rhythmic, yet boding. Both criticize society, yet for opposite things. One criticizes Whoville for its Christmas celebration, and the other criticizes society's attitude of ennui.

3 comments:

Amy Clement said...

Now that they are side by side, I guess they do sound a bit similar. Eliot's voice is very unique. It seems nasally and a little like he has something in his throat. For some reason, ever since Mrs. Klebba played the recording of him reading "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" last year, I could always hear his voice in my head when I was reading "The Waste Land."

Joseph D'Amico said...

They sound really similar! I couldn't remember what the narrator sounded like, they both have low, monotonous voices. To me, they both sound kind of tired. I like your point about how they both critique society, I never thought about it that way.

Samantha Gillen said...

I agree with Amy and Joey. I think they sound similar as well. I actually enjoy listening to Elliot read The Waste Land in class. I find it soothing. Although, I always have to fight to stay away. Overall, I enjoyed studying The Waste Land even though the "answer" wasn't completely appearant in Elliot's writing. I like modernist literature for this reading. I don't like the answer to be clear cut, as in Wordsworth's "Daffodils".