T. S Eliot: The Transformation Of Language In English Literature
Time can be fragmented yet connected simultaneously as the past, present and future are a subjective presence that is equally immediate emphasizing the inevitability of change. The passage of time is a spiritual trip that connects the living with the dead and the past with the present. The love song by J.Alfred Prufrock, Rhapsody on a windy night and the hollow men composed by T.S Elliot investigate the how the progression of time has impacted the language, context, themes and style of current English literature.
Eliot 's fragmented composition style alludes to the discontinuous changing English society. He has the ability to make meaning from fragmented pieces, which in itself is the genuine embodiment of pioneer artists. In the love song, the fragmented and softened description of the up city in which he lives in is a fragmented scattered collection of free visual images in which he attempts to pull together to frame a concise meaning. 'In the room the women go back and forth, talking of Michelangelo ' this dull phrase displays the bizarre portrayal of women who are appeared to be consumers of art who lack …show more content…
The Love song by J Alfred Prufrock states the lack of connection he faces with women, as well as with himself and ultimately the most extensive world around him. He states, 'to lead you to a staggering question… goodness don 't ask, 'what is it ' ', with reference to pioneers by Cooper, T.S Elliot investigates the disconnection amongst himself and society as he encounters internal conflict, as his intellectual, logical and animalistic personality is torn apart, where the inner self and id are contrasted and split, further alluding to the fragmented contrasts of life. The lack of connection when he states, " the yellow mist that rubs its back upon the window-panes, the yellow smoke that rubs its gag on the window-panes, licked its tongue into the edges of the night ' the developed metaphor of Prufrock aligning himself with a cat, emphasise his lack of connection with the world which is depicted as dark and degenerate as appear by the metaphor 'corners of the night ' Prufrock 's lack of connection demonstrates the impact of the movement from romanticism to innovation. The metaphor of the cat is also repeated in Rhapsody when Elliot states, 'remark the cat which flattens itself in the canal, slips out its tongue, and eats up