The Lovesong Of J Alfred Prufrock Analysis

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“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is a narrative poem by T.S Elliot. It portrays the puzzling and obscure phrenic conceptions of the protagonist, Prufrock, as he guides the reader to what appears to be a peregrination. Throughout the poem’s irregular timeline, an alienated Prufrock repeatedly insists that there is something important he needs to tell the reader, but he continually states that he has time. The poem’s title insinuates that Prufrock is addressing someone he admires, or loves, since love songs are sung to lovers. Therefore, the reader might assume that Prufrock yearns to confess his love to the reader (lover). However, Prufrock frequently states his concerns on whether he should or not tell the reader. And never circumvents to telling the reader what he needs to say. Elliot concludes by presenting an aging isolated Prufrock and his petty concerns. Moreover, Prufrock’s alienation from his society seems to stem from his self-imposed social isolation. Since, he believes that his inability to express himself is due to people’s criticism of him. Prufrock alienation from his society comes to light when he describes the night sky: “When the evening is spread out against the sky / Like a patient etherized upon a table;” (Elliot …show more content…
Alfred Prufrock” extends a hand to individuals that are like Prufrock. Individuals that are isolated and alienated. The poem reveals how a person’s own thoughts can be the reason behind their grief. As Prufrock, who is very self-conscious about his own appearance believes that he shall never feel social. Due to this belief, Prufrock in turn self-isolates himself and alienates himself from his own society. His important statement that he needs to make is never made. Instead, Prufrock worries about the consequences and whether he will be rejected. He wants to be part of his society but does not want to be criticized which illustrates the frustration of an individual living in modern

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