Had forgotten about the multiple myths Perhaps the account where Tiresias
lost his present sight for voyeurism makes more sense. I'll have to think
about it. Perhaps our ol buddy Tom got a kick out of portraying a "peeping
Tom" again peeping after having been already caught once as a central
figure of his poem. Wonder what he would lose this time?
Maybe TSE is providing us a new myth from the old two using the mythic
method to work upon a mythic character instead of upon a present day
character as best exemplified by Joyce. I've got some thinking to do. If
someone can straighten me out in a hurry before I waste valuable brain
grease I would appreciate it. As most know I am in rather short supply
>From near the shadow
McIntosh, NM, USA
From: Rickard A Parker <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 3:22 PM
Subject: Re: fragmentation in The Waste Land
>Rick Seddon wrote:
>> The story is a little more twisted than that making the note even more
>> interesting. Didn't Hera in a fit of temper take Tiresias's sight
>There are varying accounts of how Tiresias became blind.
>I agree with your points regarding the Ovid account though (except
>maybe the point about Hera finally winning).
>> A question. If the present has no reality (being always either
>> future or past)
>As for time, it would be easier to sell me that the present is the
>reality as the past depends on memory and the future is not for most
>of us to see.
> Rick Parker
>P.S. - I ran a test on Outlook Express. I sent myself an e-mail and
>then opened up the message. A double click on "Reply" sent a reply to
>myself with no chance to add any text. Maybe the MS programmers would
>think that a feature but I don't.