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The Love Song Of Alfred J. Prufrock- Regrets

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In T.S. Eliot's poem, "The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock", the main character, Prufrock, regrets his actions. Prufrock is portrayed as a middle-aged man who is extremely frustrated. He lives in a gloomy neighborhood surrounded by cheap hotels and restaurants. Prufrock is mainly irked by the fact that he was afraid to convey his love to a woman. He talks about his arrival in "the room," where the woman he loves, among his other acquaintances, sits. He plans out how he is going to converse with her, but he keeps on putting it off. "There will be time" is repeated many times throughout the poem. This shows Prufrock's hesitation and fear. Prufrock is also afraid to show his love among his circle of acquaintances. "Do I dare disturb the universe." He feels that if he tried to show his feelings in public, then his acquaintances will point out his flaws. "They will say: "How his hair is growing thin." "How his arms and legs are thin."" Even after this, Prufrock starts to think about something to say to her. "Shall I say, I have gone at dusk through narrow streets Ð'..." He eventually abandons this thought. This experience frustrates Prufrock later on as he contemplates whether his attempt to show his feelings would have been rewarding. He says that he is not at all like Hamlet, who acted upon his thoughts. Rather he is The Fool, who descended into old age as he will soon do. Prufrock ultimately decides to give up his dreams of love and yield to old age. "I grow oldÐ'... I grow old."



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