He is a devil in disguise of a cat; he is a monster of wickedness. His head is dome-like round in shape. Whatever the question is, poetry may be the answer. They say he cheats at cards. His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare, And when you reach the scene of crime—Macavity's not there! And the police is so stupid that they cant catch a little cat. You may look for him in the basement and in the air, you will have no access to him. They say he cheats at cards.
You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air— But I tell you once and once again, Macavity's not there! To inculcate the emotional attachment in the students to the pets. He has broken every human law. A cat may break any law and humans would be legally powerless. Mcavity's a ginger cat, he's very tall and thin; You would know him if you saw him, for his eyes are sunken in. Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land, The Hollow Men, Ash Wednesday, and Four Quartets; the plays Murder in the Cathedral and The Cocktail Party; and the essay Tradition and the Individual Talent.
He is the confusion of every agencies in the world including Scotland Yard and Flying Squad who specialized investigating crime. And hey, look over there, there's Macavity! Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats is given new verve in this spectacular picture book. He never takes care of his dress. This cat has lines on his forehead steeped with thoughts; he has a head that is highly domed while his coat is untidy and his whiskers uncombed. His gait is serpentine, possibly a sign of his absent-mindedness.
And they say that all the Cats whose wicked deeds are widely known I might mention Mungojerrie, I might mention Griddlebone Are nothing more than agents for the Cat who all the time Just controls their operations: the Napoleon of Crime! His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare. So, he calls him a fiend and monster. S Eliot describes Macavity as a ginger cat who is both tall and thin. Prufrock 1915 The waste land Published1922,in five parts 1. He will be half a mile away from the place of crime and may be relaxing or licking his thumbs or may be busy in solving the complicated difficult sums of division. In committing crimes no one is like Macavity, he is matchless in his field. And his footprints are not found in any file of Scotland Yard's.
But, think on this, suppose you typed a catchier title? No one is like Macavity. What Macavity does is what other cats do. Thomas Stearns Eliot was a poet, dramatist and literary critic. Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity, There never was a Cat of such deceitfulness and suavity. This poem just describes the laziness of the police. Posted on 2009-11-04 by a guest Post your Analysis Message This may only be an analysis of the writing. And when the Foreign Office find a Treaty's gone astray, Or the Admiralty lose some plans and drawings by the way, There may be a scrap of paper in the hall or on the stair— But it's useless to investigate—Macavity's not there! His head is round in shape.
It also alludes to humans inherent nature to be sinful and commit crimes since cats are compared to humans more so than most other domesticated creatures. He uses anthropamorphism which is when you give an animal human qualities to give you a scence of Macavity really being a human. Both could defy the laws of gravity as well as leave no footprints. He uses this asset to accomplish his hideous plans. To sensitise the students to the feelings of an individual. He is neglected by society and wears a dusty coat. Macavity has sunken eyes and a highly doomed eyes.
He will be half a mile away from the place of crime and may be relaxing or licking his thumbs or may be busy in solving the complicated difficult sums of division. You'll be sure to find him resting, or a-licking of his thumbs, Or engaged in doing complicated long-division sums. Macavity is, in all likelihood, a notorious, but extremely wily and villainous human being given to committing daring crimes. For analysis and question answers, go to page 2! When I think about a cat ,I think sly. He is so alert that in sleep also he is found awake. S Eliot talks about other wicked cats namely Mungojerrie and Griddlebone who are nothing but agents of Macavity: The Napoleon of Crime. Basically, Elliot is saying that whenever something misfortunate happens or some sort of crime is committed that can't be explained, people tend to say it's the work of the devil even though there has never been any evidence that the devil was involved at all.
You may meet him in a by-street, you may see him in the square— But when a crime's discovered, then Macavity's not there! Have you ever noticed anything mysterious about it? Soon after a crime is reported, the Scotland Yard and the Flying Squad swing into action to catch him, but he succeeds in throwing them off his trail. When the Flying Squad reaches the scene place of crime, Macavity is not there. When a person is accused of a crime, they try to convict him of as many unsolved crimes as they can, so that their burden is lessened. It is said that Macavity is nowhere for two reasons: Firstly it is very difficult to meet a master villain like Macavity anywhere and there is no one who ever met Macavity; another reason is that it is impossible to meet an exceptional cat like Macavity in the whole world. Eliot, proceeds to describe the cat by telling us that he is brown in colour, very tall and thin in body.
Macavity's a ginger cat, he's very tall and thin; You would know him if you saw him, for his eyes are sunken in. He is the master criminal who defies any law. I'm sure I've missed a few, though. To justify that he is a criminal he defies law. Here, in the poem, the cat is a mysterious figure.