| Quote #4
Let me be no nearer
Calm down, guys. Trust us – the people from Heaven aren't going to come any "nearer" to you. These lines are just another example of the Hollow Men are like a bunch of poor, wounded puppies.
| Quote #5
Between the idea
The Shadow is the cause of passivity of the Hollow Men. An "idea" may come into their heads, but they cannot turn it into a "reality" once the Shadow falls. We think of the Shadow as a dark curtain or veil.