The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock Essay

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When reading the title of T.S Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” it is believed we are in store for a poem of romance and hope. A song that will inspire embrace and warmth of the heart, regretfully this is could not be further from the truth. This poem takes us into the depths of J. Alfred Prufrock, someone who holds faltering doubt and as a result may never come to understand real love. “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” takes us through Prufrock’s mindset and his self-doubting and self-defeating thoughts. With desolate imagery, a tone that is known through the ages and delicate diction we see a man who is insecure, tentative and completely fearful.
In the beginning lines Eliot depicts an awkward image for the reader by writing “let us go then, you and I, when the evening is spread out against the sky Like a Patient etherized upon a table” (Eliot 376). This is an unattractive relation and puts the reader in a stiff position before ever really diving into the depths of the poem. Then To make the situation even more dense and un-appealing he describes the city to be grim and ghetto. This is proven from the following excerpt from Eliot’s poem, which reads as “Let us go, through certain half deserted streets, the muttering retreats of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels” (Eliot 376). This gives the reader a vision of a place where no one would choose to stay, unless to be with someone close to their heart? Someone Prufrock is without.
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