What the Thunder said ...

In the first part of Part V three themes are employed: the journey to Emmaus, the approach to the Chapel Perilous (see Miss Weston's book) and the present decay of eastern Europe. [Eliot's note] The journey to Emmaus (see line 360 and n.9, p. 2158) is a significant feature in the story of Christ, and in this section the Waste Land is more clearly related to that story. Christ is associated with the slain fertility god, but there is still no resurrection.

 
back to "The Waste Land"