The Hollow Men
The Hollow Men Identity Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
Let me also wear Such deliberate disguises Rat's coat, crowskin, crossed staves (lines 31-33)
Do you believe the claim that the scarecrow costume is a disguise, or are the Hollow Men trying to justify their lifeless form? They try to cover up their hollowness from the "eyes" of "death's other kingdom."
Sightless, unless The eyes reappear As the perpetual star Multifoliate rose Of death's twilight kingdom The hope only Of empty men. (lines 61-67)
Would you have expected the Hollow Men to be blind? How can they dance around all those cacti if they are blind? Or does Eliot mean "blind" in a metaphorical sense?