The Love Song Of J Alfred Prufrock Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… Alfred says "there will be time" constantly throughout the poem this is how he deals with his problem and also reassures himself that if he doesn't act on what he wants to he will have time to later on. Also in the line "Do I dare disturb the universe."(45-46) This is Alfred's way of saying should I throw off the balance of the relationship I have with these people by showing interest in a woman that I like or by acting in a way my friends would find improper. Alfred shows interest in one of the female with the line "But in the lamplight, downed with light brown hair is it the perfume from a dress that makes me so digress ?" He then goes on to say he should have been a crab that just stays at the bottom of the seas that nobody notices . Alfred is so overcome with his self-image and what people will think that he can not be …show more content…
Later on Alfred compares himself to Lazarus saying "I am Lazarus come back from the dead come back to tell you all ,I shall tell you all."(94-95) This could be his way of saying he has been reborn and will change his ways. Alfred also compares himself to Hamlet's attendant lord "No I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be am an attendant lord, one that will do to swell a progress ,start a scene or two, advise the prince no doubt an easy tool"(111-114) This is Alfred's way of saying even though he is hesitant he is not worthy to be a prince he is just someone to be used as a tool. Many people throughout the world have social disorders that prevent them from being what they want to be, it is evident from the amount of pharmaceutical commercials on television, and in newspaper ads. It is a scary feeling to not be comfortable in your surroundings, to not know what is proper and to be self-conscience every moment of the day , Eliot's usage of imagery, theme, and metaphor allows the reader a glimpse into this cold and depressing train of thought and allows them to walk side by side with someone who suffers from this

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