“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by Eliot, T.S.
- “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” presents a character portrait of Prufrock. Find and explicate parts or lines in the poem that you feel best illustrate Eliot’s characterization of Prufrock’s “problems.”
- Explain how you see Eliot using Prufrock to express the ills of Modernism (such as emotional paralysis, fragmentation, loneliness, dislocation, degeneration, etc.).