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Alfred Prufrock constantly lived in fear in fear of life and death T S Eliot divided his classic poem into three equally important sections Each division provided the reader with insight into the mental structure of J Alfred Prufrock In actuality Prufrock maintained a good heart and a worthy instinct but he never seemed to truly exist A false shadow hung over his existence Prufrock never allowed himself to actually live He had no ambitions that would drive him to succeed The poem is a silent cry for help from Prufrock In each section T S Eliot provided his audience with vague attempts to understand J Alfred Prufrock Each individual reader can only interpret these attempts by Eliot allowing numerous views of the life of Prufrock The first section of the poem dealt with the ever-prevalent issue of death In the beginning Eliot said Let us go then you and Il 1 Eliot The poem started off with this illusion to the Inferno as a way to symbolize Prufrocks journey and his fear of death Prufrock could be looked upon as Virgil In the poem he guided the reader through his tangled world of existentialism When Eliot said Like a patient etherised upon a table Let us go through certain half-deserted streetsll 3-4 Eliot it showed that Prufrock was numb He had no feeling for anyone or his surroundings J Alfred Prufrock only felt one thing He felt the fear of life and death In some ways he spent his entire life preparing for his death Prufrock knew that his life had not provided the world with anything of great significance Eliot pointed this out by juxtaposing Prufrock with Michelangelo In lines 13-14 Eliot said In the room the women come and go talking of Michelangeloll 13-14 Eliot The hollow people of the world base the merit of an individual upon their accomplishments Prufrocks fear to live never allowed him to
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