Sub Topics: Prufrock is an aging romantic entrapped by rotting world of pseudo- gentility
Key Words: central character , neurotic ,tragic figure, modern society, restlessness of modem city life ,consciousness , narrative framework , memories ,decisions and doubts , realism ,fantasy, revisions
Alfred Prufruck is the central character of T.S.Eliot’s famous poem The Love song of J.Alfred Prufrock. He is middle aged dandy, a neurotic and tragic figure. The rottenness, the corruption and decadence of contemporary modern society is exposed with a rare poignancy here. Urban in setting, very often allusive, full of images symbols and references, drawn from various sources, the poem mercilessly exposes the boredom, inaction, restlessness of modem city life. What passes within Prufrock’s consciousness forms the narrative framework of the poem. In an unorganized and seemingly unconnected series of insights, memories and reflections the natural flow of the narrator’s thoughts here it captures the total in decisions and doubts of Prufrock’s mind.