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

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In "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," how is Prufrock the symbol of Modern Man?  

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Modernism had created a very different world from what had gone before it. According to Joseph Campbell, a noted scholar of myths, Modern society has resulted in a "stagnation of inauthentic lives and living... that evokes nothing of our spiritual life, our potentialities, or even our physical courage." He argued that the conditions of the modern world had bogged people down in the everyday concerns of life and had made them observers rather than participants in life's adventures, passive...

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