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WITH REFERENCE TO THE LOVE SONG OF J ALFRED PRUFROCK AND PREDULES DISCUSS HOW TS ELIOT CONVEYS MOOD AND THEMES Both Prufrock and Preludes are based in the same rootless world of sordid tedium In Prufrock Eliot is conveying a theme a strong theme and is based heavily in the Persona of Prufrock himself Preludes is a poem of changing moods some subtle some profound but this time conveyed primarily through diction and repetition One theme of Eliots The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock is the exposure of the modern individuals inability and refusal to address inadequacies that he sees in both him and his society Two ways Eliot conveys his theme is through the persona of Prufrock and repetition One method used by Eliot to expose this theme is his use of the persona of J Alfred Prufrock Prufrock is in part a shallow conformist 41 My morning coat my collar mounting firmly to the chin 42 My necktie rich and modest but asserted by a simple pin- 43 They will say But how his arms and legs are thin However almost tragically Eliot has Prufrock aware of the shallowness of the society to which he conforms 26 There will be time there will be time 27 To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet Prufrock observes his societys ability to totally disregard any question of substance that is the overwhelming questions Yet despite his observations Prufrock is not prepared to confront his society more importantly himself In deeper tragedy Prufrock is defeated by his knowledge of his inadequacies and states quite sincerely And in short I was afraid Two of the minor themes of The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock concern the frustrations felt by the individual towards their society Specifically the individuals insignificance in their society and the individuals inability to express themselves and be understood
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