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|Actually, the point of The Wasteland is exactly that -- not to make sense. Or rather, to make sense only to T.S. Eliot. The inability of people to communicate with each other was a Central Theme that Eliot worked with. Take The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock -- a poem about a lonely middle-aged man who can't seem to connect with anyone else (or to get play -- they were pretty well connected in eliot's mind) -- a central theme of Modernism but im off topic now. |
The point of all the different references and languages is that they only make sense to eliot or leastways that the only person that they ALL make sense to is Eliot. Hence, it is impossible for one person to truly understand another because they do not share the same set of experiences.