The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Questions and Answers
by T. S. Eliot

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock book cover
Start Your Free Trial

How would you interpret "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T. S. Eliot?

Expert Answers info

dashing-danny-dillinger eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2015

write186 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Arts

T. S. Eliot’s hugely influential poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is a dramatic monologue that reveals the speaker’s perceived insecurities and shortcomings. The poem details the turbulent inner life of a man who struggles with his confidence. He is overly analytical and reticent to being called to action. He is a prime example of an antihero. The poem includes famously brilliant lines that embody his nature. For example, when he considers talking to women at a party, he laments:

“I should have been a pair of ragged claws


(The entire section contains 289 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

Further Reading:

check Approved by eNotes Editorial