T.S Eliot… The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock & The Hollow Men

Posted: March 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

T.S Eliot is a very unique and interesting author, he always thought the poetry should stay in the modern civilization time and be difficult to interpret, such as “The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock”.  Obviously it was a poem about love but the way he mentions it in the poem is just….whoa.  He used so many different metaphors and imagery to show the love he had for his significant other.  I especially liked the way he used the “Hamlet” reference comparing the famous “To be or Not to be” quote with “Do I Dare?”.  In the Hollow Men, it was really hard for me to pick up on what he was really talking about.  It seemed to me that he was mainly talking about War and Military.  The way a military man comes back from being “stuffed”, in other word traumatized or hollow as in being dead.  I feel like he is mostly talking about how much war is happening in the world today and if we keep disappointing god, soon it is going to come back and take away what is most important to us….life.


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