Here is a famous brief account of change in the modern relations and
thought. Does it in any way resemble Eliot's various comments on modern
culture in either his prose works or his poems?
All fixed, fast-frozen relations, with their train of ancient and venerable
prejudices and opinions, are swept away, all new formed ones become
antiquated before they can ossify. All that is solid melts into air, all
that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober
senses his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind'.