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Unformatted text preview: a) The Modern Sense of Aloneness i) The ironic title: “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” (1) Spoken as an apostrophe (2) Epigraph of Count Guido da Montefelltro in the Eighth chasm of Hell b) The Desolate Landscape of Modern Society i) Modern sense of isolation ii) The futility of individuals to connect (1) “I hear the mermaids singing each to each/ I do not think they will sing to me” c) The Sense of Fragmentation i) Images of the disembodied self ii) Time understood through the minutiae of everyday life (1) “I have measured my life with coffee spoons” d) An Age of Impotence i) Suggestions of Prufrock’s sexual impotence (1) “Do I dare to eat a peach?” ii) Symbolism of impotence on a cultural level...
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- Spring '08
- Sociology, Erich Fromm, Epigraph, Capitalism and Social Alienation