Analysis Of ' The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock

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During the modern period, the atmosphere changed from the male perspective. For example, T.S. Eliot wrote “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” which characterized many men of the modern age. The poem starts out as a man that is idealistic about his feelings toward women. He plans to go into the shop and pick out a woman, which he can love for externally. This is where the modern period is because this period it is about love and personal experiences. In line 8- 10, “Streets that follow like a tedious argument/ of insidious intent/ to lead you to an overwhelming question” (Eliot 2524). This quote shows where Prufrock is and his intention with the women in the shop. Later, he slowly starts to become timid about the situation. Also, he talks himself out of what can occur. In line 38, “Do I dare? And, Do I dare” (Eliot 2525). In this quote, Prufrock discusses how can he disturb the atmosphere in this time period. In addition, he begins to look at his appears, which makes an even bigger possibility of not approaching the women. In line 40 and 120, “with a bald spot in the middle of my hair-/ I grow old…. I grow old” (Eliot 2525,27). This quote he explains how his appearance is growing old and he is running out of time to make his move. Another example of the modern period is death. Overall, Purfrock thinks about this period and how much he as left in life. Therefore, he decides to go to places where women are and hear them. In line 123- 124, “I shall wear white flannel

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