Prufrock is in many ways the viewpoint character of T. S. Eliot`s `The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock'. Thus the descriptions of the surrounding echo how they are mediated through Prufrock's attitude and consciousness. The sense of London as a site in which huge masses of anonymous people interact with each other only superficially ('In the room the women come and go', etc) reflects the social situation and attitudes of Prufrock himself and his lack of deep emotional connections. Even the physical sense of place is a reflection of Prufrock's attitude. The description of the fog creates a sense that Prufrock finds his surroundings depressing, hazy, and unclear.