The Love Story Of J Alfred Prufrock Analysis

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Peyton Williamson
Professor Tanya Boler
English 223301
March 23, 2015
Analysis of the Modern Connections Present in “The Love Story of J. Alfred Prufrock” T.S. Elliot was one of the most well-read literary composers and seemed to be his own endless book of literary references. His mind could simply make literary connections in a work without his actual conscious consent. There were times when his own literary works were made up almost entirely of allusions to other works of literature. Elliot simply used these allusions to tell his own story, sometimes giving new meanings to quotes, or adding emphasis to new words or phrases. Often, these references had to be understood themselves for a reader to truly know what was being said in one of Elliot’s works. One such work that contains so many references to past writers and works, is “The Love Story of J. Alfred Prufrock”. The story of Prufrock is an intriguing one dominated by allusions and many references to earlier works of literature that Elliot himself read, and applied to a story of a modern man. The love song is actually a poem, but one of the meanings of love song, is a poem. This poem is assumed to be directed towards a lover of Prufrock’s, but throughout the story Prufrock seems to be facing dilemmas and indecision when having to choose the things to do and say to his lover. Elliot starts his love song off in a very mysterious manner, beckoning for his lover to join him and take a trip, but not the ordinary romantic
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