LCS Reading Response 3

LCS Reading Response 3 - time to learn the social grace...

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Michael Blasius Dr. Dalessio LCS 121-A 25 September 2007 The poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot tells the story of an aging bachelor who fears his inadequacies to the point where he is paralyzed by his self-consciousness. In this poem, T. S. Eliot repeatedly uses the phrase “there will be time” (23) in order to assure himself. This acts as justification for his decision not to talk to his love interest who occupies his thoughts. In lines twenty- six and twenty-seven, Eliot writes, “There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet”. This can be interpreted to mean that there is time to mask one self’s real personality as we do when we meet new people. This relates to the subject’s own insecure nature because he is saying he has
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Unformatted text preview: time to learn the social grace that he has failed to achieve even in his later years. Also, Eliot writes, “Time for you and time for me, / And time yet for a hundred indecisions, / And for a hundred visions and revisions, / Before the taking of toast and tea” (31-34). This is a direct reference to Prufrock’s justification for his lack of action. The indecisions Eliot refers to is Prufrock’s lack of confidence and the hundred visions and revisions are the instances in which Prufrock imagines what he should be and tries to correct his behavior to become that. Such a mindset shows Prufrock’s insecurity and lack of confidence to the point of his own debilitation....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course LCS 121 taught by Professor Koelz during the Fall '08 term at Bryant.

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