Alfred Prufrock is not a very interesting man, and odds are neither is his dating profile. Alfred is a man that just sort of drifts aimlessly from one common task to the next. However, he seems to think that the things he does is important and that he has a life changing question, although we never learn what it is. I get the impression that Prufrock is somewhat of an arrogant person because he always thinks that what he is doing is very important. He sees girls, and knows where they are, but he does not take the time to talk to them because he thinks that whatever he is doing is too important, and time just goes by. With respect to this idea, it seems like “The Love Song” is really about himself rather than others. Anyway time keeps going by and he realizes that he has not done anything interesting with his life and he dies. Starting with the profile picture, he mentions in his song that while he may not be the sharpest looking guy, his clothes are very nice and make him appear handsome and wealthy. His picture would have to be of him in some of his nicest …show more content…
We know that Prufrock is very passive and does do anything risky or extraordinary. He lives a very average life with little excitement. I also think that Prufrock would not want a girl that is too positive or peppy because he seems like the kind of guy that that enjoys a peaceful and sedentary lifestyle. Being as boring of a man as Prufrock is, his liking the beach is the one thing that is actually unique about him. So, it would make sense that his girl would have to like the beach. Prufrock is not a very glamorous man, and I think he would enjoy a woman that is not too flashy, but is humble and works hard. Likewise, he does not seem very wealthy so he would most likely be uncomfortable around a woman with lots of money. In the end, Prufrock is a simple man who requires a simple
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In the NY Times article “Why the Beach Is a Bummer,” Roxane Gay exploits the beach and the ways it never actually lives up to the expectation many have when summer comes around. Gay speaks of her childhood on the beaches of Haiti and how beautiful it was, but how different it is in the United States because there's such a high expectation for the beach since many areas aren’t surrounded by them. “The beach becomes a kind of utopia — the place where all our dreams come true”(Gay), meaning the beach becomes romanticized by so many when in reality there’s just sand in places where it doesn't belong whether in your book or on your body. Gay expresses how soon after arriving at the beach boredom approaches from having nothing to do besides
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Growing up, I would go there to play with my siblings and climb the jumbles of rocks that overlooked what seemed like the never-ending vast body of water, pretending that it went on forever. The place not only represented my childhood, but also the start of the end of it. Memories flooded back of endless summer nights of young teenage girls who would sneak down to the hidden beach to get too tipsy and laugh and flirt with boys and pretend that we were grown up. The beach represented not only childhood innocence, but also the longing to leave childhood behind, and this slower sluggish version of myself knew it. It seemed almost poetic that the place I had once felt most alive at would be the place my lifeless body would be pulled towards, almost as if gravity had propelled my body there
Tim Blanning is a leading scholar in the Enlightenment through the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era. In his book “The Romantic Revolution” he argues that we must “... Enter the world of the romantics by the routes they chose themselves”. [ Tim Blanning, The romantic revolution, (London, 2010) ] This mean that to fully understand the romantic era we must know or experience it’s many appearances in literature, music and art. His book is filled with references to operas, paintings and novels from the time of the Romantic Revolution.
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