… “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by TS Eliot.
‘Existential pain’ is the fundamental discomfort that occurs when consciousness encounters the bodymind and all of life. Essentially it is the pain of existence, and in Eliot’s poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, Prufrock experiences existential …
… -night cheap hotels (6)”. Prufrock’s world is already slightly painful in comparison to what one may consider as romantic or a show of love.
In part, a lot of imagery is shadowy and creepy. Yellow fog licks windowpanes as it lingers and falls into every crevice. We feel as …
… melancholy it exudes.
“Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,”
Prufrock refers to an overwhelming question, and also questions throughout the poem “Do I Dare? Do I Dare?” Here, he is questioning his merit of time …
… once desperate for living each moment and whiling away time, now realizing that life is shorter than expected, and doesn’t answer any of the questions he thought would be answered by living.