It is called fragments of an Aristophanic melodrama,

which would suggest satiric comedy. Never the less...

 

"a woman runs a terrible risk..."

 

Is Eliot reflecting some guilt on his own part???

 

P.

 

 

 

On Jul 18, 2009, Rickard A. Parker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I don't see Sweeney being playful describing the death but more matter
of fact. Still, there is a lighter tone throughout the play. There are
the names, repetition and rhythm leading to that.