Question: How are some of the major concerns of T.S. Eliot's context revealed in The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Modernist literature of the early twentieth century represents an abrupt break from literary traditions of the past, culminating in the formation of new, often abstract ideas about form and identity, while challenging older mainstream views of the world. In "Preludes" and "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," T. S. Eliot reveals some of the major concerns of his context linked to happenings on the cultural and industrial fronts: urban decay, social entrapment and the fragmentation of Victorian England. He approaches compositional structure and the use of language techniques in ways new to his context and accentuates poetic ambiguity by combining allusive techniques with traditional phonetic devices. Using pathos, catharsis and extensive sensual imagery, Eliot creates emotionally disturbing atmospheres in which his protagonists freely convey the ideas of their innermost contemplation, while expressing his own pessimism of the modern world.
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