T.S. Eliot's Mythical Method in the Masterpiece of 'The Waste Land'


Abstract This study in an attempt to shed light on The Waste Land by the great poet of the twentieth century, Thomas Stearne Eliot and his use of mythical method. This poem has reflected the social environment in the early 1920s in which Eliot manages to unites the prototype notions and modern reality. The poem depicts the decline of civilization and demonstrates an innate desire for restoration. To reinvent the primitive myth of death, and revival in the recent circumstances, Eliot uses the mythical method. The study has specific aims and pertinent questions that tries to answer.