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Garrett Aryan English 232 The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock While we find ourselves asking many questions throughout this story, it is rather interesting in the style that this story is written, with many descriptive, yet vague images, which are so intricately tied into the story. It is interesting to note, that upon the stories beginning, the author states “let us go then, you and I,” already begging the question, who is he referring to? It forces the reader to ponder whether he is speaking in a monologue or if he is speaking of some other character. These questions are congruent with the story up till its conclusion, forcing us to ponder, what exactly is going through Prufrock’s mind, whether or not he is going to talk with this mysterious character he seems to want, or if this character is going to be ignored and shunned. It seems as though Alfred is enduring a long and lonely adulthood, with references to his balding head and frail body. He seems to have a low self-esteem, or poor confidence in conversing with
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