J Alfred Prufrock

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A key element in " The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" is love. J. Alfred Prufrock lies inside his mind questioning all that there is of love. You can see Prufrock battle with himself over the acceptance of himself, and thus the acceptance of love. During this part of the poem Prufrock is observing his lover. He is so amored by her that he idolizes her very skin. "Arms that are braceleted and white and bare" (Line 64) He is so absorbed into her beauty he can observe the very fine hairs on her skin. "( But in the lamplight, downed with light brown hair!) ( Line 64) J. Alfred is able to be enticed by her fragrance that intrigues him to continue. As he summons the courage to speak to her. " And should I then presume? And how should I begin?"…show more content…
Although he becomes brave once again, he believes that telling her of his journey to arrive to her would in terms give worth of himself. " Shall I say, I have gone at dusk through narrow streets, And watched the smoke that rises from the pipes". (Line70-71) He is abdicate that this will be the starting of their relationship. The step towards love. However, he digresses once he is in front of her and doesn't approach. " I should have been a pair of raged claws, Scuttling across the floors of silent seas." (Line 73-74)This shows the layers of love. J. Alfred Prufrock goes through a multiple of stages with in the poem of love. In the beginning he in he is vigorous and entices his lover " Let us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky" ( Line 1-2) The ever ending questions of "Do I dare", causing him to question love. " To wonder, Do I dare? And "Do I dare?" ( Line 38) Till where you see him regaining his courage to speak to his love once again only to digress in himself. Lastly, you he announces time has fleeted, and he is an old man. Now being old and have lost his chance he lingers more of himself and his worth than that of
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