Like a modern-day inquisitor, Eliot questioned the value of modernity: The poem presents a panoply of characters, all as vain as they are vacuous, signifying the synonymous nature of vanity and vacuity. Empty heads and empty hearts leading empty lives.
Unreal people in an unreal city. Virtual people in a virtual reality devoid of virtue.
The crowd of commuters flowing over London Bridge, their heads as full of brown fog as the suffocating smog through which they walk. The typist.
A type we all know. A soul dehumanized by her mindless mechanical job and her mindless mechanical life.
Is it as meaningless as her maidenhood? There was also the matter of air.
Miss Prim now needed air. She needed to feel it on her face as she walked, to smell it, to breathe it. On winter mornings in the city she left home New Groton slut wifes up to her ears, scurried to the underground, descended the steps with dozens of other people, and shoved and jostled her way onto a train.
She emerged with the crowds and rushed to her office, where she spent Adult want real sex South Eliot long day.
Meanwhile, where was the air? At what point in her life had she forgotten about the existence of air? Walking without having to rush, a pleasure as simple as taking a stroll, wandering, ambling, even idling — when had something so ordinary, so humble, become a luxury?Black Male Looking 4 Niceville Girl
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