Kassapa was renowned throughout all India, and his name was honored as one of the wisest men on earth and an authority on religion. A Short Analysis of T. S. Eliot’s ‘The Fire Sermon’. ‘The Fire Sermon’ is the third section of T. S. Eliot’s ground-breaking 1922 poem The Waste Land. The section makes various references to loveless sex and improper sexual relationships and shows an emotional wasteland. es from the fire of lust. The conversion of Kassapa, the fire-worshiper At that time there lived in Uruvela the Jatilas, Brahman hermits with matted-hair, worshiping the fire and keeping a fire-dragon; and Kassapa was their chief. A turn away fromthe earthly does indeed take place in this section, as a seriesof increasingly debased sexual encounters concludes with a river-songand a religious incantation. Analysis. A reading of the third part of The Waste Land – by Dr Oliver Tearle. The chapter is, simply, about sexual intercourse. Eliot preaches through a Buddhist sermon where people are encouraged to be free from earthly passions and things. The Wasteland – Section Notes: Part III ‘The Fire Sermon’ Summary: In this section, T.S. They are a Called People 2. a Committed People 3. a Consecrated People A) Their Commitment Was Unmovable 16: “O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.” A journey along The Waste Land is bleak, and the ending to Eliot’s analysis of society is a harsh truth that we can only hope is not prognostic. The Fire Sermon: Summary and Analysis. Still there are places throughout the poem, namely in “The Fire Sermon,” that reveal a remedy, if not a hope, for our ailing society. This is a rather ironic reference that Eliot made because in this chapter, that is exactly opposit Daniel 3:19 -30 Lessons from The Fire I GOD’S PEOPLE ARE A PRINCIPLED PEOPLE 1. The section opens with a desolate riversidescene: Rats and garbage surround the speaker, who is fishing an… The title of this, the longest section of TheWaste Land, is taken from a sermon given by Buddha in whichhe encourages his followers to give up earthly passion (symbolizedby fire) and seek freedom from earthly things. In this sermon, he encourages people to stay away from earthly passion – free themselv The Fire Sermon. If death permeates “The Burial of the Dead” and the tragically wronged woman -– be it Philomela or Ophelia -– casts a pall over “A Game of Chess,” “The Fire Sermon” is in essence a sermon about the dangers of lust. The title of this chapter, The Fire Sermon, is a sermon given by Buddha. The central theme of this section is, to put it simply, sex. ‘The river’s tent is broken’; this opening seems to allude to a demise in nature, for the ‘last fingers of leaf’ has sunk into the ‘wet bank’ and the wind that crosses the ‘brown land’ (there are no more leaves to colour it green) and makes no sound as it usually would, rustling through trees and bushes.