Tag: T. S. Eliot


‘The Hollow Men’: Symbolism

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) ‘The Hollow Men’ is a poem which succeeds in part because of its suggestive symbolism. T. S. Eliot uses a tight and interrelated group of symbols, including deserts, rats, twilight, fading stars, and the hollow/stuffed men themselves, to summon a decaying civilisation, usually interpreted […]