In a message dated 4/3/03 5:00:10 PM Pacific Standard Time, [log in to unmask] writes:

that treat Gerontion as a "character

do these discussions exist?  "gerontion" just has to do with becoming old, correct, like _The Waste Land_. It doesn't become a character, it's not the name of someone.  I hear a speaker in Gerontion but I would assume he has a normal name.