Discusses the return of the repressed in modern culture
1. Discusses the “return of the repressed” in modern culture and literature. To what “repressed” groups does this refer, and how were they represented in politics, society, and literature?
2. Analyze the similarities and differences between “Dulce et Decorum Est” and “The Rear-Guard.”
3. Analyze the effect of the last two stanzas of “The Hollow Men.” Why doesn’t the speaker finish the Lord’s Prayer, and what is the effect of ending with a parodied nursery rhyme? What is the effect of having the world end with a whimper, rather than a bang?