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Martyrdom is the Central Theme of T. S. Eliot’s "Murder in the Cathedral"

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Sub Topics: feelings and sentiments of a devout Christian in T. S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral as it resounds through the character of Becket

Key Words: T. S. Eliot , devout Christian ,play, Murder in the Cathedral ,martyr, dramatis personae ,conflict ,,antagonisms ,central theme , God’s powers


"Murder in the Cathedral is not just a dramatization of the death of Thomas Becket; it is a deep searching study of the significance of martyrdom.” -To what extend does the concept of martyrdom dominate the whole atmosphere and action of the play?
T. S. Eliot has the feelings and sentiments of a devout Christian and through the entire play, Murder in the Cathedral it resounds through the character of Becket who is a veritable martyr. This martyrdom is the pivotal theme of the play around which the other members of the dramatis personae rotate.
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