And if you didn’t have a mulberry bush, well, then you’d just have to sing about the “prickly pear” cactus. “Here we go ’round the mulberry bush” is a children’s song about people dancing around the bush “so early in the morning.” Eliot actually gives the time at which they are dancing: 5 o’clock in the morning.
- 1 Who said here we go round the prickly pear?
- 2 What is the message in The Hollow Men?
- 3 What does We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men meaning?
- 4 What is a Multifoliate Rose?
- 5 What does having a head filled with straw imply about the hollow men?
- 6 What is the only hope of the hollow men?
- 7 What does a penny for the Old Guy mean?
- 8 What is death’s Dream Kingdom?
- 9 What is the meaning of Prufrock?
Who said here we go round the prickly pear?
Quote by T.S. Eliot: “Here we go round the prickly pear Prickly pear ”
What is the message in The Hollow Men?
Themes of The Hollow Men One of the major themes prevalent in “The Hollow Men” is the struggle to maintain hope. The Hollow Men hope that they will be rescued from their stagnant state, but this seems unlikely, as they cannot even bring themselves to look at any of the souls who pass through.
What does We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men meaning?
The anaphora, “We are the hollow men, we are the stuffed men” suggests a paradoxical view of society being ‘stuffed’ and filled but with materialistic and futile views of life.
What is a Multifoliate Rose?
A “multifoliate” rose has many petals. The community of Heaven is like a rose with petals made of people. Dante also compares Mary, the mother of Jesus, to a rose.
What does having a head filled with straw imply about the hollow men?
The Hollow men have straw for brains. They lack intelligence, thus, the ability to fully understand their condition. They can only yell single self pitying phrases to express dissatisfaction.
What is the only hope of the hollow men?
The hollow men are blind, unless their eyesight suddenly returns—like an undying star, like a rose with many leaves, a rose that belongs to death’s shadowy kingdom. That rose is the only hope for empty people like the hollow men.
What does a penny for the Old Guy mean?
The second epigraph—”A penny for the Old Guy”— alludes to Guy Fawkes, a notorious conspirator who tried to blow up British Parliament in the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Fawkes was a Catholic seeking to overthrow the Protestant monarchy of King James I.
What is death’s Dream Kingdom?
It is described as death’s other kingdom or death’s dream kingdom, meaning that there is `another´ world of death apart from the beyond itself, or that it is possible to `dream´ even when you’re dead.
What is the meaning of Prufrock?
Taken together they characterize Prufrock as someone who is prudish and somewhat womanly: a timid, fussy old maidish character. The name arguably plays on unflattering stereotypes about women that existed in the pre-World War I period in which Eliot wrote the poem.