Gerontion

This coming Sunday’s Homeland episode is titled Gerontion. What does that mean, I wondered and discovered it is a T S Eliot poem with a ton of meaning about aging, historical truths and how that alters/changes, religious symbolism etc etc.

The best blog on explaining it that I found was this. Wikipedia has other stuff but not as in depth or interesting.

The wiki reference to the line ‘wilderness of mirrors’ has apparently been adopted by the spy trope so I’m guessing the Homeland episode relates to Saul and how he is feeling the changes in the CIA, his age and place in that ever changing structure.

Sounds interesting – I can’t wait to see it.

NaBloPoMo November 2013

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