The Theme of ‘The Wasteland’
The theme of the poem is the recovery of the waste land, not as a certainty but a possibility of emotional, spiritual and intellectual vitality to be regained. The whole world has become a wasteland. It presents modern London as a dry, waste land. The poem is built around the symbols of drought and flood representing birth and death, and this fundamental idea is referred to throughout. The Waste Land is powerfully moving presentation of infertility and disruption.