On the Mindless Menace of Violence Kennedy opens by dismissing his own political position and ambition as a presidential candidate and emphasizing the situation at hand,  saying, This is a time of shame and sorrow.
S Eliot focuses mainly on emphasizing the decline of society, meaning, and culture during the early 20th century. The passage that I found to be the most interesting and unsettling is the one that spans from line to In this scene, Eliot describes Tiresias, a blind prophet, who witnesses the sexual assault of an ordinary woman doing her chores at home.
He is describing a world in which people are compared to taxis, which are mechanical machines. These people waste their time doing nothing of substance, only waiting for something to happen. The unfortunate thing is that they seem to have lost their capacity for feeling and demonstrating happiness and creativity.
All they do is sit at their desks, passing the time with work until they are allowed to go home and start the whole process over again. It is very interesting that Tiresias specifically is able to witness and acknowledge the problems of the modern day world, considering he is blind. This might be an allusion to the fact that people in modern society are so easily blinded by their own selfish agendas, that they are unable to see the true horrors of what is happening right in front of their eyes.
The woman that he observes seems to have quite the average life as a housewife; she cleans, cooks, and does laundry. However, she lives alone and is probably so desperate for companionship and love that she is willing to take whatever attention she can get in any way she can.
So, Tiresias watches as a man comes to her home and sexually assaults her. What is so disturbing about her reaction is that it seems so mindless and programmed. Her society has led her to believe that what had happened is normal and okay, and her relationships do not need to involve emotions.
I get the impression that she lets this man do this to her often. It yet again seems to make her feel more like a machine than an living person with real emotions.
And the last thing we see of her is when she connects with the gramophone, another machine and a new form of technology at that time. Elliot must be extremely upset and concerned with the present state of his society. This scene he creates gives the impression that everything and everyone is mechanical, unemotional, mindless, and lifeless.A Mindless Society Solitarily I stand, In an attempt to understand the brutality of my brother, And prostitution of my sister.
Each one for the survival of their own. My thoughts are shielded by a dark cloud of confusion As I begin to grasp society’s hold over our lives, How we are classified by this very same society, Each one in their own.
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In The Wasteland, T.S Eliot focuses mainly on emphasizing the decline of society, meaning, and culture during the early 20 th century.
The passage that I found to be the most interesting and unsettling is the one that spans from line to In this scene, Eliot describes Tiresias, a blind.
I. We are the pitiful nation We are the shameful nation Falling together Heads filled with air. Alas, Our empty minds, when We gossip around Are ignorance and stupidity As the breeze clears trees.