T.S. Eliot

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T.S. Eliot T.S. Eliot is said to be one of the most influential modernist poets of our time. His poetry, although very complex is the subject of literary classes and discussions around the world. His poems “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and “The Waste Land” are not only alike in his literary style, but also share the same theme of unsuccessful male and female relationships. Eliot experienced a very unsuccessful relationship with the opposite sex when he was married to a drug-addicted mental patient for several years. In each poem Eliot makes a special point to show unsuccessful male-female relationships as an important theme. He does this in both poems to show how utterly isolated people are in the twentieth century. Eliot uses these poems to explain that there are not true relationships based on love in modern society, but only unsuccessful relationships based on immoral values. The entire poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” deals with one man’s total inability to be a part of any successful relationship with the opposite sex. Eliot portrays Prufroc...

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