The Moral Nature in T. S. Eliot’s Poetry: “The Waste Land” as an Ethical Poem


This study deals with the American poet T. S. Eliot from point of view of his interest in the moral nature in poetry. The moral nature in T. S. Eliot`s poetry is notable. Eliot`s poetry demonstrated his use of symbolism, because of his wide experience in the use of his poetry to criticize material life and write about the moral nature in his poetry. American poetry was enlivened in the twentieth century by T. S. Eliot. This paper will examine the moral nature in Eliot’s poetry. Also it will discuss the poetic echoes of T. S. Eliot through a specific study of the poem “The Waste Land”. In addition, it will explain how Eliot’s brilliance in relation to the American and European poets who preceded him. These poets influenced Eliot through their poetry which spoke of the moral nature. This influence increased his interest in ethical poetry and encouraged him to write his poetry about the moral nature. Eliot was also influenced by the philosophical thinking of the nineteenth century. The aim of this study is to illustrate the interaction of Eliot with his environment relating to both humans and their moral nature, through his poem “The Waste Land”