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TS Eliot an unprecedented part of the early 20th century was deeply influenced by his age The current social economical political condition had a tremendous effect on him After the First World War the western world suffered a loss of faith in the existing values Moreover the moral disintegration caused by violence destruction fueled the sufferings of urban civilization During this time emerged the modern man sophisticated but absorbed in personal embarrassments disillusions An interior dramatic monologue the love song of J Alfred Prufrock mirrors the frustration of one such modern man Prufrock He is a victim of the urban civilization caught up in a modern society which by contrast emphasizes his isolation The protagonist prufrock is too proud to admit his despair to another person but he can suggest that to a part of his own self This is evident from the quotation of Dantes Inferno He is an embodiment of split personality Evening is lifeless and unattractive to prufrock He says When the evening is spread out against the sky Like a patient etherized upon a table It rather reminds him of disease death Other phrases like eternal footman I am Lazarus gives evidence of pfufrocks or modern mans obsession with death The feline character of fog resembles prufrock who is secretive self-indulgent He puts on his mask of happiness when he meets other people Prufrck denies hes not like hamlet the celebrated
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