Analysis Of The Poem ' The Journey Of The Magi ' Essay

775 Words Apr 26th, 2016 4 Pages
The theme that T.S. Eliot has written throughout The Journey of the Magi focus on three issues. These issues includes the hardship of the Magi had to face while seeking Jesus. The problems that some Christians still are facing today and the third theme would be about death and the Christians true kingdom.
As the Bible points out in Matthew 2:9-12, the reader knows that Jesus was a child when the Magi found Him. In today’s world many consider a child to be three years old. So with that said it would been at least a journey that took three years to complete. So we can understand why in the poem the Magi would have felt “There were times we regretted” (Eliot, 1927). However, they did not given in. Not even when they were tempted to give up. For they were weary and more than likely missed their family and their home. It more than likely help when they came upon, “Then at dawn we came down to a temperate valley, Wet, below the snow line, smelling of vegetation;
With a running stream and a water-mill beating the darkness” (Eliot, 1927). For this valley sounded to be a peaceful place and they more than likely wanted to stay and rest, but they had a purpose and did not want to delay their mission. Another factor that they would have face was coming to a village that was not friendly nor did the villagers understand their reason behind following a star. More than likely they face the same problems that Noah faced while building the Ark. Another reason they would not have given up on…

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