The Lovesong Of J Alfred Prufrock Hero's Journey

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A character or force that delays the hero’s journey by diverting the protagonist from the successful end of the path defines temptation. In “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, Eliot reveals how the memories of Prufrock’s past lovers tempts him not to expose his feelings to his current lover. The information his memories hold will ruin the relationship he strives to pursue. In addition, he falls into the temptation and does not express his words when the woman wakes up. Prufrock drowns in purgatory and becomes vulnerable to the threatening past, exemplifying the failure of the hero multiple times throughout the stages. Also, the lying candles or moon in Plath’s poem tempts the woman to believe the various opinions people have on her. However,