Level: F.A / F.Sc
Class: 1st Year
Board: Punjab Textbook Board
Book III: Plays & Poems
Poem 10: The Hallow Men
Type: Summary & Short Questions
Author: T.S. Eliot
PDF Size: 1 MB
This chapter is from the 11th class English book 3 and it has been written by T.S. Eliot. we have presented the important questions and main idea of this chapter for the intermediate (first year) fsc fa ics i.com first year students.
In the poem “The Hollow Men” the poem suggests that modern man does not have natural qualities. In this age of ‘machine’ he is just an artificial piece, maybe a showpiece. Modern men do not think deeply and critically. They speak but they do not have any real message to share. They lack enthusiasm and real zest for life. Their life lacks beauty and colour. They are too cold and frozen. They seem to be walking Souls, but they are not alive in the real sense of the word.
Why does the poet call modern men as hollow men?
The poet calls modern men as hollow men because their activities have become mechanical. They are no more real men. They are like robots. They worship money, power and status. They are men of low stature becuase they do not think deep, and they do not think critically. As a result they cannot even think purposefully. For these reasons they are hollow men and women.