| Quote #4
Here the stone images
The Hollow Men pray to stones instead of to God. (Considering that this is a Christian poem, that's a bad thing). They "supplicate," which means they want something, probably an end to their miserable condition. Does "twinkle" of the star, even as it is "fading," suggest that there might be some tiny atom of hope for them?
| Quote #5
The Hollow Men hold out hope that the "eyes" will come back as a heavenly rose to save them. We think this meeting could look like the end of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, except with a flower instead of a space ship.
| Quote #6
For Thine is
These lines are an example of the "meaningless" speech of the Hollow Men, a voice that rattles like the wind. Their inability to finish the "Lord's Prayer" only cements their damnation.