The Love Song Of J Alfred Prufrock Analysis

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The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Modern Man T.S. Eliot was one of the leading authors of the modernist movement. Modernism goes against tradition. It broke the barriers of what people viewed as sacred and routine. Traditionalist were in high favor of religion. A modernist typically presents Christianity as a myth. Many modernists believed that by breaking tradition they could find new ways of doing things. In modernism, the search for meaning is more important than the actual meaning itself. “Everything is viewed as fragmented and broken; they have the attitude of ‘let us eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we may die’” says Mrs. Tanya Boler, an American Lit professor. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prurock by T.S. Eliot is a prime example of modern literature with the modernist author, the poem’s setting, and the poem’s main character Prufrock. T.S. Eliot was born into a well-off family in Massachusetts. He went to Harvard and then after graduation he moved to the city of Paris. While living in Europe he wrote The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. It can be inferred that the poem takes place in London. Eliot was fond of England and he moved there before the poem was finished. In lines 15-22 the poem speaks of fog. “The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes/The yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes/Licked its tongue into the corners of the evening, /Lingered upon the pools that stand in drains, /Let fall upon its back the soot that falls
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