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."
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.
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".
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