"Rickard A. Parker" wrote:
> CR Mittal wrote:
> > I'm sorry to revive the topic again. But I wished to share a further
> > insight.
> > In TWL, Tiresias lives through the agony of Antigone, musing upon the
> > king her brother Polynices' wreck as well as upon the king her father
> > Oedipus's death before him.
> You might say RE-LIVES as he already lived it in "Antigone."
This just makes no sense at all to me. One difference between a poem and
a crossword puzzle is that in the latter only getting the right word
counts, while in the former "getting the right word" is supposed to have
some impact on one's reading of the poem. The intrusion of Antigone into
a reading of TWL adds nothing whatever to one's sense of the poem. What
difference does this alleged identification make. How in the world can
anyone, Sophocles, Eliot, or Eliot's readers make sense of the weird
image of Antigone "musing"?