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Winterbourne and Prufrock When creating his famous poem The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock TS Eliot was inspired by a character depicted in the novella known as Daisy Miller written by Henry James This character Winterbourne was intertwined and considered when creating the timid character of Prufrock It is evident that both men share similar personalities and characteristics that link them together both being prime examples of emptiness and despair told through theses writings The central concern in Daisy Miller is of the analogies and differences between people In this story a young American man Winterbourne is confused and intrigued by the behavior of a young American woman Daisy Miller Winterbourne had wondered about all of the cold shoulders that had been turned towards her and sometimes it annoyed him to suspect that she did not feel at all He said to himself that she was too light and childish too uncultivated and unreasoning Then at other moments he believed that she carried about in her an elegant and perfectly observant consciousness from the impression she produced He asked himself whether Daisys defiance came from the consciousness of innocence or from her being essentially a young person of the common class After getting to know Daisy he was confused about getting to know his and her emotions It is far evident that Winterbourne does not come to conclusions about people easily He was very much influenced by the biases of his upbringing in culture and he questioned them occasionally The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock is about a timid and downcast man in search of meaning of love and in search of something to break from the dullness and superficiality which he feels his life to be Eliot lets us into Prufrocks world for an evening and traces his progression of emotion from timidity
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