Exploring The Waste Land
Questions linked from The Waste Land, Part I, line 13

Part I
Line 13

The first archduke to come to mind is likely Franz-Ferdinand whose assassination was the trigger for World War I. However, read about Marie's other famous archduke cousin in the miscellania page for line 13 of the poem.

Now consider which archduke cousin Eliot wished us to think about. Please bear in mind that, although Rudolph died more than 33 years before The Waste Land was published, that event is comparable in time and impact to alluding now to the assassination of Robert Kennedy or Martin Luther King, events that occurred in 1968.

Exploring The Waste Land
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