The Spiritual and Emotional Sterility of the Modern World in T. S. Eliot's the Waste Land

Abstract

Several contemporary social problems have been dealt with by T.S. Eliot in his masterpiece The Waste Land and the most significant ones among them are spiritual values and emotional intimacy in the modern world in which Eliot feels that they have been removed from the modern man, therefore, Eliot as a social reformist trying to change the materialistic nature of modern man to spiritual one by showing the bitter and corrupted reality of the psychology of modern people who seem only pursue the temporal enjoyment of the low world, forgetting the right path of Al-Mighty God Who draws the real rules of righteous and happy life to them.