Analysis of "The Love Song" Essay

656 WordsJan 18, 20093 Pages
The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock In the poem, The Love song, written by T.S. Elliot, J Alfred Prufrock is a man who is very lonely and insecure. He goes throughout his life wishing for a change, but never stepping up to the plate and actually making a change. The title of the poem portrays to the reader that the poem is going to be full of love and romance. The reader soon found out later that the poem is just the opposite from the title, a sad, lonesome man who is not only lacking love, but also lacking self confidence and self esteem. The Story of Prufrock starts out with him deciphering with himself if he should make this “change” in his life; he has always been a loner who only observes the world, instead of joining it, but…show more content…
This lowers Prufrocks self esteem even more, just because of the meir thoughts of a women. Another literary device is used when eating a peach is symbolized as being the “change” or the “good” that prufrock never took hold of. He says “Do I dare to eat a peach?,” because if he eats the peach it could get messy, just like if he tried to change, it could be difficult. The attitude of the Prufrock is very depressing and sad. His attitude is almost as if he feels so sorry for himself that he expects other people to make a change for him, instead of getting out into the world and making a life for himself. The Author makes Shift changes in the poem when he asks the question “Do I dare?” This changes the attitude for a while because his thinking goes from “no I’ll never be able to change” to “ well should I at least try to?” This attitude change soon ends when he decides that no one will ever notice him, so what is the point? While looking back at the title, the reader realizes that the poem was definitely not over love or relationship, but the lack of love and relationship. This man Prufrock was a lonesome and depressed man with nothing to live for, and what the author is trying to get across to the reader is to not live his or her life like this man. Live life by making choices and changes every day to become the person his or her were made to be; don’t live in whole and just watch from the outside, get out and
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