Drowning in the void

In The Waste Land, the poem "death by water" provides us an idea about the drowning of modern people where there is no resurrection after death. Unlike Abrahamic religions or most constitutional religions, the idea of resurrection is missing in the death of modern people. The central idea of the poem that death is the ultimate destinations and there is no escape. Throughout the whole writing, it has been seen that the post war generation is drowning. They have found absolute nothingness after their death. There is no afterlife anymore and no re-emergence of soul. Every connection we make, experiences we gather of the world finds its ends after death. As like T.S. Eliot states in the poem,

                                             “Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead,
                                          Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep sea swell
                                                          And the profit and loss,
                                                            A current under sea
                                        Picked his bones in whispers. As he rose and fell
                                       He passed the stages of his age and youth
                                                            Entering the whirlpool.
                                                                Gentile or Jew
                                           O you who turn the wheel and look to windward,
                             Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you”. 

It has been almost 2 weeks since Phlebas has died. After his death, He was drowning in the sea. He could see his life flash before his own eyes as he entered the Whirpool. He lost all the profit and loss which means the connection of the outer world. Every single experience he made make no sense, everything beliefs he used to hold make no sense and only nothingness is present at this state. He is now being faded into ashes. No matter whether you are a Gentile or Jews, death is the ultimate destination.