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Mainly in "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," Eliot talks about the dilemma of people who 7802the society.
It is the capacity of a person to realize their isolation and separation that leads to the greatest implication of hopelessness.
The misfortune of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is the consciousness of his own insufficiency when he discloses his private feelings and worries. Prufrock encounters in his isolation from his society and his own thoughts. Prufrock’s fears come from his own terror of denunciation and sense of inadequacy, brought about by the “women talking of Michelangelo” and more, can be documented through his disclosure that says “I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be”.
The mysterious metaphors of Prufrock’s dreams isolates him more, “I have heard the mermaids singing.. but I do not think they will sing to me”, romance, not evident in Prufrock’s life as a result of his worry of denunciation, the mermaids’ refutation of him is proof to him that he is not needed.
Loneliness materializes when Prufrock, looks for companionship and does not quench that yearning, remaining lonely even as he sorts out to get other habits to satisfy himself.
Prufrock’s loneliness emphasizes when he experiences judgment and insufficiency, when he is paranoid about his getting older look. The metaphorical insect pinned to a wall “pinned and wriggling on the wall”, is an appropriate portrayal of Prufrock who suffers torture and inability to have an intimate relationship with the woman he furtively wants.
In conclusion, isolation can be between people and their real selves. Through inner discussions “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” identifies the societal isolation of the persona in his inabilities. Therefore, it is extremely crucial for individuals to integrate their feelings and perceptions in order to avoid isolation.