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... outside by herself there must be a particular reason. Furthermore the door is described as “open[ing] on her like a grin” (line 18) and the idea of the door grinning is quite ominous and so we would not associate the building going into as positive. It would not be absurd to consider this woman as a prostitute and for the building that she is entering wither being a brothel or a client’s house. And so both ‘Prufrock’ and ‘Rhapsody of a Windy Night’ gives implicit suggestions of prostitution, and these are the only mentions of any kind of relationship that occurs in either of these poems. Hoover describe the relationship with a prostitute as “the city-wise substitute for true love and commitment” (pg. 16) and as it still only speculative whether either poems are portraying prostitution even then there may not be any relationships at all even meaningless, fake ones.
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