Exploring The Waste Land
A commentary page linked from The Waste Land, Part II, line 120

Part II
Line 120

In the first section of Part II the husband seems distant and his thoughts scattered and light. However the lines written by Eliot may allude to a play where the character Flamineo is asked, in a time of stress, about his thoughts. Flamineo replies "Nothing; of nothing: ... I remember nothing" but then adds "There's nothing of so infinite vexation as man's own thoughts." At this time in his life Eliot must have empathised with Flamineo's thoughts.

Exploring The Waste Land
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