T.S. Eliot’s Ironic Title,
“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”
T.S. Eliot, a notable twentieth century poet, wrote often about the modern man and his incapacity to make decisive movements. In his work entitled, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” he continues this theme allowing the reader to view the world as he sees it, a world of isolation and fear strangling the will of the modern man. The poem
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and relationships but is unable to break away from his solitary life due to his own fears of rejection. He fights with himself, battling with the inner voice that keeps him from reaching out to perhaps ask for the love he seeks. Eliot’s characterization allows the reader to view Prufrock as the man that society of modern life has molded. Prufock is the embodiment of the frustration and disillusionment that T.S. Eliot envisioned.