"That corpse you planted last year in your garden
"Has it begun to sprout? Will it bloom this year?
Check out our explanation of the title of this chapter to get some more background, but basically the idea of burying a corpse in your back yard refers to:
- The dead soldiers of WWI
- Giving up on life
- Ancient vegetation myths in Egypt and elsewhere.
Eliot might be saying here: “Has the war paid off? Did the sacrifice of all those lives truly make our country better?”
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