A CONTRADICTING BEAUTY
Beauty for the Populous and Prufrock
T.S. Eliot Reads "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by brainpicker
A Closer Look into Prufrock's World...
"The yellow fog that rubs it's back..."
"And seeing that it was a soft October night,
curled once about the house, and fell asleep..."
"Licked its tongue into the corners of the evening
Lingered upon the pools that stand in drains..."
"Evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient etherized upon a table"
"I have gone at dusk through narrow streets
And watched the smoke that rises from the pipes
Of lonely men in shirt-sleeves, leaning out of windows?"
These differences in attitude towards beauty isolate Prufrock from society. His contrasting approach to thinking condemns him to be an outcast in a superficial and judgmental world. He recognizes that by exposing himself to society he will be labeled. Fearing the judgement of others, he distances himself from people and inflicts upon himself a lonely empty existence.