Analysis Of The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock

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“The Love Song of T.S Eliot” In “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” the reader can clearly understand that T.S Eliot is straightforward as one can get within a poem. In the beginning of the poem, one can infer that Prufrock is being used as a facade to convey Eliot’s inner self who is an introvert that doesn’t quite fit in with the modern day society. “Prufrock” sees his personal life as a burden that he cannot mend while he tries to conform into the middle class society that everyone views as pristine. Meanwhile, being scrutinized by others he has also deemed himself as weak and unworthy of life. We are choosing to shed light on Eliot 's inadequate personal life and on how others perceive him as well as how he perceives himself, within…show more content…
In college Eliot met the love of his life and he soon married Vivien Haigh-Wood. This would make Eliot a new person in the way he would write and view the world. He self trained himself to make his writing more modern in efforts to reach a bigger crowd (Bush). These efforts would eventually pay off with writings like Ulysses, The Wasteland, and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. These writings would give T.S Eliot the strength to quit his job in a local bank and live off the success of his writings. Eliot used his life struggles as his inspiration to create his successful writings just like how he used it to create Prufrock in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”. T.S Eliot uses his poem as an outlet to express what he has experienced throughout his personal life through Prufrock. In his poem, he makes the character, Prufrock, becomes very judgmental on himself since Eliot has encountered many self-degrading life lessons. Prufrock believes that his worthlessness terminates his chances of any woman falling in love him and which is the cause of his hesitance to approach women. Eliot is the same way since he got his heartbroken by his first wife, Vivienne Haigh-wood Eliot. Eliot 's “habitable tentativeness” has always restrained him from being with a woman and what Vivienne does to him proves why he was and now always will be skeptical to be with a woman. A man by the name of Russell
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