Student’s Name Instructor’s Name Course Code Submission Date The Hollow Men and how Parts Contribute to Whole The Hollow Men by T.S Elliot is a poem that has been described as a monologue. It exhibits and aura of hopelessness and gives the idea of death and the transition into the afterlife. The speaker of the poem in the ‘The Hollow Men’ is one of the hollow men described in the poem. T.S Eliot writes the poem in five paragraphs that could be treated independently but certain aspects make join them in order to form a uniformity in the poem and its meaning. “We are the hollow men/ We are the stuffed men” (Eliot Line 1-2) introduces the poem in the first stanza and creates an aspect of oxymoron whereby the hollow mean have some emptiness in them while they are filled to an overflow by something else. The individual in the second part the greatest and deepest fears of the hollow men was introduced through the eye. There was a description of death’s dream kingdom which leaves the reader wondering if indeed it is real or not. The hollow men are afraid of the light and they make sure that they do whatever they can to disguise themselves from the light and the coming twilight. The third part of the poem takes us through the other kingdom that the hollow man has transitioned to. It is described as being hopeless and in this instance the true weakness and vulnerability of the hollow man is revealed. He opts to pray and supplicate to a dead object showing just how desperate he had gotten. The three parts work together to allow the reader to understand the poem as a whole. Works Cited Eliot Thomas Stearns. The hollow men. Harvard University 1988. [...]
Write a four-page response to the following prompt: Using three sections of the poem, "The Hollow Men" by T.S Eliot, explain how it relates to the poem as a whole.