Essay on The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Submitted By CarlyleWarren1
Words: 407
Pages: 2

May 12, 2013 Carlyle Warren
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" proves that insecurities get in the way of actions. If someone feels in danger, they will not live but merely exist. If one is scared, then one will not act, which means one will not move. If one is not moving, one is not living, but simply existing. Altough we will look into why Prufrock is afraid. In the beginning, we are introduced to the yellow fog. It behaves as an animal and the readers are lead to believe that it symbolizes him by the way it is outsaid of the building and how
Prufrock is outside of the universe.Yellow is a color of cowardice and the fog licks at the windows and corners as if it wants to get in but it can't, but it's fog so it could easly get in the building through the door but it's too scared to. The reason the fog is so scared to enter, is because it is like Prufrock entering the universe and it would break everything. So Prufrock just stays not doing anything. He is also self concious wiht his hair that is thinning and the girls talk about Michelangelo, Prufrock is not Michelangelo so the girl wouldn't be interested in him. Prufrock alludes to Hamlet, he says he is not the main character but rather an "attendant lord" (L 11). This shows that Prufrock himself does nothing in his life and just helps move the story along from time to time. This is because he is scared to do anything in fear he…