The Naming of Cats Essay

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The Naming of Cats The Naming of Cats by Thomas Stearns Eliot Sherice Wilson English IV, Period 2 Ms. Woods Thornton Township High School December 10, 2012 Abstract. The first name is the way other people portray you or see you. The name is simply a general view someone who knows you as an acquaintance would have of you, a few vague ideas about you. The second name is how peopling closer to you like friends and family, see you, lots of details about you. The second is the identity you show other people/ choose for yourself. The third name is your own view of yourself and is only known by you because only you know your every thought, feeling, and memory. You could tell others some of these, but still would leave out some of it and not be able to completely explain other bits. Thus no one views you as you see yourself. The Third is your true self who only you really know. T.S Eliot uses objective correlative in The Naming of Cats. Eliot defines the objective correlative as: "A set of objects, a situation, a chain of events which shall be the formula of that particular emotion." Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats is a collection of whimsical poems by T. S. Eliot about feline psychology and sociology, published by Faber and Faber. The poems were written during the 1930s and included by Eliot, under his assumed name "Old Possum," in letters to his godchildren. They were collected and published in 1939 with cover illustrations by the author, and re-published in 1940, illustrated in full by Nicolas Bentley. It has also been published in reillustrated versions by Edward Gorey (1982) and Axel Scheffler (2009). This book became the source of inspiration for the musical cats due to its light hearted nature and it has also been adapted into other works from various authors who, like Thomas Stearns Eliot, enjoy oddly told stories of felines. In this

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