By not declaring directly and permitting the reader to draw their own expectations Eliot adds significance and rewards the reader Ames. Alfred Prufrock, portrays his disappointment with the society he lives in. He compares himself to Prince Hamlet before deciding that he is more like an attendant lord. However it is too volatile and can explode incredibly easily. Eliot explored many aspect of humanity as communally injured spirit that prohibited individuals from collaborating with each other in the poem.
One of the waiters who's table the old man was sitting at began to get impatient with him just sitting there. Prufrock is a mask, a person through whom the tribulations of the modern city life are spoken. The first stanza of the poem presents an unpleasant sight to us. Then I will compare and contrast how both poets language choice represents their thoughts and feeling towards. Alfred Prufrock tells the reader of his fear of rejection.
This essay aims to identify and explain the behavioural traits between characters in two literary works which leads to a disengagement by the characters from a typical social environment. Like all great works of art, it remains open to new interpretations and can mean lots of different things to different readers. But Prufrock sees himself as more like Polonius, the old fool from the same play. Prufrock is pushed in two opposite directions by his desires: his desire to have the favor of the woman he. There is a big rift between Pulfrock and time, since he has his own future and the olden days since he has an objective time and not self. Eliot was one among few poets and authors that dominated the years between the First and Second World Wars. Herein, tragedy is the result of a specific human condition, disengagement.
Then he starts to rehearse what he dares not to say, and he does not say it. Each division provided the reader with insight into the mental structure of J. This insecurity is not deemed stereotypically masculine and leads to his inability to ask the question he set out to. This is the Love Song of J. Louis, Missouri in the year 1888 Durant, 1970, p. Elliot wants to teach the reader the opposite.
I thrilled to the musicality in his work, and was entranced by the abstractions of life he eludes to. It seems that Prufrock is putting to sleep the vision he had of the city and also he is gaining time from the society that is waiting for him in the room where women are talking of Michelangelo. Far from being about love, it is about one man's inability to love himself or the world around him. Alfred Prufrock was written by Thomas Stearns Eliot and published in June of 1915. This delusion only masks Prufrock's greater anxiety about the future and aging. Eliot 1888-1965 in the form of a dramatic monologue, is introduced in its title.
Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock 'The Love Song of J. The poem is a modernist monologue, and in his inner musings Prufrock reveals a lot about himself, from his appearance. He knows that the people at the party will talk about those flaws in his appearance. The sources that one cites can profoundly affect interpretations of the poem. By repeating and focusing on certain themes, Eliot fortifies the need for traditional masculinity. This again shows his introverted nature and insecurities about life.
In the poem, Eliot creates the persona of his speaker, J. Eliot shows us, in an ironic monologue, how the reality of age and social position paralyzes his character with fear. Two main characters, a waiter with a wife and an older waiter, have a discussion about the concept of loneliness. The central worry for Prufrock is time since he reflects that time gives him the capability to change his decisions. Indeed, Prufrock's paralysis revolves around his social and sexual anxieties, the two usually tied together. In many dramatic monologues the listener is also not specified, and the reader is invited to take over the role of listener in a one-sided conversation.
He loses his chance at ending the nothingness that seems to fill his life as well. The reader immediately wonders who these people are and where they are going. As the character Prufrock thinks through his boring, always the same life, he lets the reader know all about his own insecurities. The poem consists of a dramatic monologue by the central character that is J. Eliot is not presenting a story, but a personality. Eliot was the dominant force in twentieth-century British and American poetry.
He begins to ponder the overwhelming question 11 of whether or not he could have a romantic interlude ith one of the ladies he is gong to visit, but the socially acceptable and slightly neurotic side of him emerges and he quickly switches his thoughts to his thinning hair. Alfred Prufrock Examined Although the of T. On the other hand, some do not have enough social skills to start an exciting conversation, or they are too shy to start a conversation. Eventually, Eliot ended up in England where he married his wife Vivien and spent the remainder of his life… 970 Words 4 Pages Never in Love When reading the title of T. The rhyme scheme creates a chaotic feeling, as well as feelings of disorganization and confusion, just as the world Prufrock resides in, and it does a good job portraying the anxiety that is rooted in the social world.
In line 110 Prufrock contrasts himself to Hamlet, a hero who hesitated but finally acted decisively. Alfred Prufrock' demonstrates the effects of social and economic pressure in the life of a Victorian man. Does humanity suffer from a lack of vision and purpose in life. Prufrock is a victim of his own subconscious and is self-condemned into his own internalized Hell. Alfred Prufrock was written by T.