What is the question in the Lovesong of J Alfred Prufrock?

Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” I believe Prufrock’s overwhelming question is a marriage proposal because of the severity of his indecisiveness and inner debate of whether or not to ask it.

What is the overwhelming question in The love song of Prufrock?

He is pondering whether he should reveal his true self before the public.

Why can t Prufrock tell us the answer to the overwhelming question?

Prufrock intends to ask ‘an overwhelming question’ but leads astray the passage along the way, seemingly getting sidetracked. He intends to say something he ultimately does not ever say. He is insecure, so he justifies his lack of actions by saying his life is commensurable.

What is the message of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock?

It is an examination of the tortured psyche of the prototypical modern man—overeducated, eloquent, neurotic, and emotionally stilted. Prufrock, the poem’s speaker, seems to be addressing a potential lover, with whom he would like to “force the moment to its crisis” by somehow consummating their relationship.

What does the yellow smoke represent in Prufrock?

In an article published in The Bulletin of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, John Hakac argues that the yellow fog in the first section of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is a symbol for love itself, and therefore a significant driving force of the poem.

What’s Alfred Prufrock’s problem?

Prufrock’s major problem is a problem of existential anguish. Prufrock’s doubts about aging at a dinner party are merely one example of this anguish, and this party brings his psychology into sharp focus when the reader examines closely the moment in which the poem’s events occur.

What do you think is the most bothersome aspect of Prufrock’s appearance to him he mentions it three times?

The Aspect of Prufrock’s physical appearance that is mentioned at least 3 times is his baldness. What does Prufrock wonder if he should dare eat? Prufrock wonders if he should dare eat a peach.