The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

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Abasolo 1 Emmanuel Abasolo Professor Sullivan/Farren English 102 February 27, 2008 “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” T.S. Eliot’s poem, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is about the internal monologue running through the mind of a middle aged man, J. Alfred Prufrock, while trying to decide when to propose to a woman. Among his thoughts are his fears that he has perhaps waited too long, and that no one really loves him. His insecurities eventually lead him to his downfall. Many people have the illusion of the storybook proposal. A man and woman go to dinner, drink champagne and listen to a beautiful music, then music stops the man drops to one knee and takes out the ring, they get married and have a perfect life. But, that is usually never the case. While seeking the right moment to pop the question, the narrator constantly asks himself, “Do I dare?” The phrase is used as repetition, and is meant to be stressed to us. It illustrates to us Prufrock’s constant indecision, lack of courage and spontaneity. Sometimes you need to take chances, because not knowing what could have been will eat
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ENG 102 taught by Professor Dunno during the Spring '08 term at Nassau CC.

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