The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

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    “The Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot, there seems to be a story that could fall under the classification of Modernism. Modernism was a reaction to the Industrial Revolution and it involves negative and dark tone with a little bright light of hope hidden. Modernism started due to too many inventions during such a short time. There was a feeling that after these inventions, many cultural values will disappear and it will bring an enormous change in the society. In this poem, Prufrock…

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    fragmented modernist milieu of the post-World War I era. Manifested in the constant tensions experienced by his personae, as they struggle to bring together the disparate elements of their meaningless lives, Eliot’s dramatic monologues , “The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock,” (1925) and “Hollow Men” (1925) reflect the changing ideologies during the modernist time, revealing the paradoxes of humanity as an individual searches for purpose in their life. His power of language exposes an…

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    Prufrock Insecurity Essay

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    can be seen numerous times throughout the poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock written by American-British poet, T.S. Eliot. The poem was published in 1915 and Eliot uses Prufrock to demonstrate the life of a man who felt a lack of importance. Prufrock is a miserable, lonely and . This can be seen by exploring Prufrocks incapableness of accomplishing goals, making decisions, and progressing forward in his life due to his insecurities. Prufrock is unable to accomplish the goals he would…

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    Gregor Samsa is from the story "The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka, this story contains a man that suddenly turns into a bug, and his dysfunctional family. Alfred Prufrock is from the short poem ' 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", by T.S Eliot. This poem describes Prufrock 's life and the struggles he experiences in his life. Gregor and Prufrock have similar characteristics in their lives, from their odd personalities to their tragic fates. Gregor is an hardworking man that has an…

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    emotions: revenge and love. These two emotions are some of the most well known emotions around the world. One could even say you can’t one without the other. Revenge is passionate, and before having revenge we must first fear something (From Hate to Love). We fear things that are different or unknown. And what is one emotion that caused the most fear? Love. Love makes us do some crazy things. Strangely, love feeds into fear which consequently feeds into revenge and anger (From Hate to love).…

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    with the present. The love song by J.Alfred Prufrock, Rhapsody on a windy night and the hollow men composed by T.S Elliot investigate the how the progression of time has impacted the language, context, themes and style of current English literature. Eliot 's fragmented composition style alludes to the discontinuous changing English society. He has the ability to make meaning from fragmented pieces, which in itself is the genuine embodiment of pioneer artists. In the love song, the fragmented…

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    the 1910’s. T.S. Eliot’s use of allusions, symbols, theme, and unique compositions of his poems create a signature melancholy, yet aesthetical style. In almost every T.S. Eliot poem, there is a use of allusions, or references to a well-known work, song, or person. Allusions are typically used in order to make the reader simply understand a complex concept. In his poems “Ash Wednesday”, “The Waste Land”, and “The Hippopotamus” there are many references to religion or the Bible. Eliot uses…

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    “And would it have been worth it, after all? Would it have been worth it?” That’s the question- the question that so many of us face every day and a question that is pondered in the poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot. Eliot’s transcendent use of diction and tone tells the story of an old man who is unhappy with his life and the things that he hadn’t accomplished. The man in the poem is tired of his superficial surroundings and he wishes that he had done something more…

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    The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock, is very open to interpretation as it delves into themes such as loneliness, inadequacy, and the inevitable consequences of time. Prufrock is a very dark, depressing character and throughout the poem, the audience is taken deeper into his thoughts and is shown the existential crisis that Prufrock is trying to work through in the poem. While the poem is essentially supposed to be for a potential lover, it is obvious that the poem is more about Prufrock himself…

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    The title of this poem is the first clue in which Eliot provides a characteristic of modernism. The title “suggest the kind of irony that is so typical of modern free verse” (Evans) as “love song” (Byam 822) and “J. Alfred Prufrock” (Byam 822) do not seem to fit in the same line of words. Along with the title, the epigraph, which “portrays a man in hell” (Güven 80), who “reveals details of his life” (Evans). He believes his words won’t be repeated on Earth. In the same way, the reader is…

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