> I also see that Dr. Chinitz felt that Sweeney appeared to be more than a
> vulgar drunk. Chinitz wrote:
> [Page 106]
> "It is clear that within a few years, Eliot had developed a certain
> affection for his Sweeney character and even a tendency to identify with
> him. One would not have anticipated this from, say, "Sweeney Erect", where
> Sweeney appears to exemplify the human beast. But in _Sweeney Agonistes_,
> Sweeney has come to speak for Eliot; he is the one character in the play
> with spiritual insight - an insight gained through sin and suffering."
Comparing Sweeney to the admired but vulgar sailor in the first part of
the redacted Part IV of TWL might lead somewhere.