Literary Analysis Of 'The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock'

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In the poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, it is about a man who is insecure. In the story, a man named Mr.Prufrock is debating whether or not he should ask the “overwhelming question”. In the story, he is very self-conscious about him getting old and becoming bald. This poem was written in February 1910. On February 1, 1910, the first British labor exchange opens. Also in this 1910, on February 19, 1910 English premiere of Richard Strauss’ “Elektra”. New Girl is a show about a girl that moves into a studio apartment with her roommates Nick, Schmidt, and Winston. The show New Girl came out on September 20, 2011. Some historical things that happened in 2011 is that an underwater earthquake happened in Japan. Its magnitude was 9.0. This…show more content…
Alfred Prufrock, Mr.Prufrock is considered emotionally. In the poem, he is debating with himself whether or not he should talk to a woman he is interested in. If we compare Mr.Prufrock to the standards that men are kept to, he wouldn’t be considered “manly”. Mr. Prufrock has many different emotions that are expressed in the poem. In the poem, it says “And in a short, I was afraid”. In this quote it portrays how Mr.Prufrock isn't afraid to show his emotions. In society for a man to show his emotions that would be considered feminine and the man would be looked down upon or seen as lesser. Mr. Prufrock and Nick are very similar because they both aren’t the “Manly” or “Macho” type. Being insecure has many different cover-ups. Different people have different ways of hiding their insecurities. In the story The Lovesong of J Alfred Prufrock, Mr. Prufrock’s insecurities are hidden behind the fact that he won’t speak to the woman he wants. In the poem Mr.Prufrock analyzes and compares himself to others. He often was stuck on how he isn't as young as everyone else. Nick’s insecurities are obvious. He is very insecure about his body. In an article called “Here’s How Men Really Feel About Their Bodies”, it says that “half of men are unhappy with their weight” (Jacoby,Sarah,”Here’s How Men Really Feel About Their

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