Class 11 Eglish Notes Poem 10 The Hollow Men for Punjab and Rawalpindi board, MCQs, True / False, Match the Columns, Grammar, Questions Answers, and 1st Year FSc Part-1 notes.
Q 5. Write a critical note on the poem.
The poet has depicted the reality of modern man and has given us a very clear picture. Although we have progressed a lot and are much more advanced than our predecessors we lack the passion and strength which they possess. We are deprived of spirituality and urge for the service of humanity. Thus, he concludes us to be hollow men, who are stuffed like puppets. We are paralyzed as we do not have the courage to strive for a change. We are humans but we do not feel anything for our companions. We have become so ignorant and cruel and have forgotten the purpose of our creation.
Q 6. Give a summary of the poem.
The poem “Hollow Men” is composed by T. S. Eliot. It is a criticism on the modern man and his approaches to success, the poet expresses that he has lost his core values and leads a worthless life. He has an empty mind which lacks wisdom and intellect. He can speak but his words have no meanings. He has imprisoned himself in his own dark and gloomy cellars. The poet points out the dullness and ignorance of a modern man who has lost himself in worldly matters. He is deprived of spirituality and dignity of humanity. He further elaborates that he lacks aims and strong principles and is completely paralyzed. He has shape but no form, he can indicate with his gestures but doesn’t have the strength to take a stand and speak for the rights. And the ones, who have passed, are actually the real men- the passionate ones. They will not appreciate our deeds and we will only be remembered as stuffed men.
Q 7. Why does the poet call modern men as hollow men?
The poet considers modern men as hollow men because he thinks that they lack the passion and strength to thrive in this world and to be remembered in golden words after their death. He claims that they are deprived of spirituality and dignity of humanity. They can speak but their words have no meanings. They are stuffed men who lack wisdom and intellect. They are so ignorant that they see everything but do not take a step for the modification of their society. Their lives are dull and boring and they have no aims rather they are lost in worldly pursuits.
Q 8. What does the poet say in the last stanza of the poem?
In the last stanza of the poem, the poet states that the modern man is leading a worthless life. He lacks aims and strong principles and is completely paralyzed. He has shape but no form, he can indicate with his gestures but doesn’t have the strength to take a stand and speak for the rights. And the ones, who have passed, are actually the real men- the passionate ones. They will not appreciate our deeds and we will only be remembered as stuffed men.