Questions In The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock

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This paper analyzes in depth the “overwhelming question” in the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. One of Elions early work of poetry, but perhaps the most famous, describes the deep theme of modern character seperation in western countries. In this poem, the understanding of the overwhelmin question is extremely important in comprehending what Prufrock is really trying say. If you really understand what the author is saying, the poem will truly be appreciated because we truly comprehend what the author is saying. This paper carefully studies the use of images, allusions and philosophical basis for the poem. This way the author gets the final result that this question which prufrock never speaks out is his conflict with knowledge, reality and existence. He is thinking carefully about whether he should reveal his true self before public, or keep the mask he knows he cannot live within. In modern literature, T.S. Eloit is a marvellous poet. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is one of his most famous and earliest works. In this work, Prufrock proposes “an overwhelmin question,” although he never does explain to the readers what his question really means. It is difficult to comprehend Eliot’s work because he does not directly write down what his point is, many critics have tried to interpret and describe what the author is implyin . According to Andrew Bostick, a graduate from Haverdord College with a double major in English literature, many critics believe that Prufrock is
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