Exploring The Waste Land
Questions linked from The Waste Land, Part V, line 401

Part V
Lines 401-402

Look at what Eliot had in his draft for the lines

401)  Datta: what have we given?
402)  My friend, blood shaking my heart

Tell the truth now, which is the stronger version of the lines? Which tells a better story? With Eliot's final version of lines 401 and 402 how do you interpret lines 403-409? Using his draft wording does the interpretation change? Why do you suppose Eliot chose the final wording?

Exploring The Waste Land
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