Gerontion


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Gerontion

old man who deplores aging, aridity, and spiritual decay and despairs of civilization. [Br. Poetry: Benét, 391]
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Thus the Andrewes we discover in the later work is not simply a "mask" for Eliot--as is, for example, the voice of Baudelaire among so many in The Waste Land, or of Gerontion in the poem that bears his name.
Eliot's Gerontion we read early of `the jew' who `squats on the window sill' of the house where the old man lives; `the jew', who has moved between Antwerp, Brussels, London has become the `owner' of the house.
Of course, this harangue lets Ike remind the men that he is the remaining emissary from a time when game was plentiful in Mississippi and thus participate in a "good-old-days" narrative that would not be out of line with the type of rural gerontion Faulkner has outwardly created.
Through Prufrock, Gerontion, and his other personae, he grapples with the same subject as he perceived in Hamlet: the agony of having a capacity for consciousness that surpasses any use to which one can put it.
The bloodbath left by Javadi (Shaun Toub) was dealt with in this week's episode of Homeland, Gerontion, as Saul's (Mandy Patinkin) plans were unveiled, Carrie's (Claire Danes) pregnancy storyline continued and Quinn (Rupert Friend) became the epicentre of a stark look at CIA policy.