In "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" what makes the stream-of-consciousness technique an important tool in developing Prufrock's character?  

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Stream-of-consciousness writing is where the author jots down whatever comes into their head, in whatever order it comes.  It is usually centered around one main topic, but within the bounds of that topic, tends to wander about a bit.  It is a bit random, flowing, dream-like, passive, and non-committal.  Prufrock lays open his mind for us, and lets us see-without filters or organization-what he is thinking about.  It is a truly honest exposure of his thoughts.  Because he...

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