Prufrock

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In the Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, T.S. Eliot writes the line; “Do I Dare, Dare I Dare?". I believe that this line has to deal with Prufrock being nervous about something and or possibly afraid. It could be possible that one thin, balding, aging, hesitant, man disturb the entire universe. Prufrock has the making of being a very self-conscious man. The piece also in terms has a Marxist vibe to it. In Prufrock, it seems as if the character is at a party and is quite angry with his life. In the piece, Prufrock is daring himself to go up and talk to a woman. My interpretation is that the woman is outstandingly beautiful; the kind of beauty where you could hear a love song being played in the background every time you see her. Prufrock on…show more content…
Prufrock feel that if he approaches the woman, it would disturb the balance of the universe. This is shoeing that he thinks that everyone has a certain place in the universe and if he were to try to move up, that it would throw off the balance and create chaos. Prufrock believe that he doesn’t have much to offer. He has thin arms, legs, and on top of that he’s balding. He feels as if he is just the average guy, and an average guy has no purpose in being with the “belle of the ball’. In a sense, Eliot threw in subtle hints of Marxism. Marxism is the idea of social class. Marxism is when you are in a certain “class” and that is where you stay in your life; it has already been predetermined. With Prufrock being average, and the woman being more than average; Prufrock is not allowed to advance or overstep his social standing. The Marxist theory is basically that you know place on the social ladder and stay there. T.S. Eliot would later became known for his Marxist writing, but The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a fascinating piece fill with subtle jabs at the Marxist theory and overwhelming aspect of being self-conscious. I believe that Prufrock should’ve approach the woman and not have been so afraid to possibly hearing the words no. And yes, Prufrock did believe that one thin, balding, aging, hesitant, man could disturb the entire
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