Dear Rick et all,
I don't think we know the age of any of these voices. After all, only
Gerontion says he is old, though I don't think all he says is to be believed
Of the others, we know nothing. Is Prufrock middle-aged because he says
'I grow old'? It is something any of us could say with some (perhaps
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From: "Rickard A Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2001 9:41 PM
Subject: Re: Was his glass always half empty?
> Kate Troy wrote:
> > You will note that none of the characters in the Waste Land are young,
> There are exceptions, the typist and clerk, the Thames daughters,
> possibly Phlebas.
> But then in other poems there are the middle-aged J. Alfred Prufrock
> and Gerontion's old man.
> Rick Parker