Hamlet And J Alfred Prufrock Comparison

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Who wakes up sad, confused, and always contemplating life? While some people may or may not, J. Alfred Prufrock in the poem, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S Eliot and Prince Hamlet from the play, “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare do. While some cannot relate to the two, they are actually heavily interrelated to each other. Their lives revolve around: important decisions, secrets and hidden things, as well as, women, love, and seduction. This lifestyle can be lived by most or not, but it is still interesting to see how that life could end up becoming. The choices made throughout a life may or may not end up defining a person. Hamlet and J Alfred Prufrock are two characters defined by the decisions they make, and, in one case,…show more content…
Hamlet, and J Alfred Prufrock take us down the paths of revenge and recollection. Hamlet is driven by the want to revenge his fathers murder. Early on In the story Hamlet learns of the way in which his father is killed and this brings out a rage in him. This shows readers how much Hamlet really loved his father and how willing he is to get his revenge. Hamlet is willing to go crazy so that his actions wouldn’t be suspicious to his mother, Claudius, or Polonius. It was proved to work considering Claudius covered Hamlet’s murder of Polonius. Hamlet was willing to go as far as killing his two “best friends” so that he could kill Claudius. One example of Hamlets love for his father was how he said, “By what it fed on, and yet, within a month—Let me not think on ’t. Frailty, thy name is woman!—A little month, or ere those shoes were old With which she followed my poor father’s body, Like Niobe, all tears. Why she, even she—O God, a beast that wants discourse of reason, Would have mourned longer!—married with my uncle”(1.2.145-152). Hamlet argues that his mother shouldn’t have been able to move on as fast as she did. He emphasizes one month, the time it took for his mom to move on and the fact that she married his fathers brother is what makes him even sicker. Hamlets affection for his father is what drives his pursuit of revenge. While Prufrock doesn’t show much love towards a certain individual, similarly,…show more content…
J Alfred Prufrock and Prince Hamlet overcome obstacles of the want and desire for happiness. Their pursuit of this shows how interrelated their two backgrounds are. It’s full of love, important decisions, and secrets and hidden things. William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, and T.S Eliot’s “The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock” shows how reciprocally connected two stories with different backgrounds can
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