Thanks. Hughes points, too, to "Gerontion" as one of Eliot's greatest
Peter Montgomery wrote:
> I meant Jesus as being of the house of David, which, in Jesus' time
> was a defunct (degraded?) house.
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>> "House" as a pun could point to multiple meanings. Do you mean here
>> its possible use as a "derelict brothel"?
>> There is of course much to point to the image here being one of
>> Christ "in the house." To say "There is nothing at all in that
>> degrading image to suggest Christ" just plain ignores the obvious signs.
>> Ken A
>> Peter Montgomery wrote:
>>> And the word 'house' is also a pun.
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>>> Nancy wrote:
>>> N> There is nothing at all in that degrading image to
>>> N> suggest Christ in a type of WWI derelict brothel
>>> N> just because Christ turns up later in the poem.