T. S. Eliot’s Wasteland and Feminism
The minority asks questions, and triggers power dynamics to transform and transcend. The Modernist movement portrays already defeated Post- World War One Man in a meeker light. The colonial white male base is urged to pass down the power to other members of society. T.S. Eliot depicts the new influential members of that society and grants them temporary authority. The poet adequately estimates the gender misbalance and introduces Transgender Tiresias, who watches over the newly empowered female typist enjoying her newly found independence. The poet also emancipates the famous clairvoyant and calls her the wisest women in Europe. The new authority naturally brings along new values, the most prominent of which seen with the unequipped eye are the equality of all human lives, and female emancipation.
Keywords: feminism, Post-World War One, new values, gender politics