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How does Eliot depersonalize the speaker in The Waste Land? Is the...

How does Eliot depersonalize the speaker in The Waste Land? Is the speaker a “character” in The Waste Land? Is he even the speaker of the poem? Who is/are the speaker(s) of the poem, and how does answering this question help make sense of the fragmentary nature of the poem as a whole? The speaker of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” directly addresses the reader, letting us in on the experiences that have caused him such agony. What is the effect in The Waste Land of not having a single speaking voice to guide us through an equally (if not more so) agonizing psychological landscape?

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