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Blog 21: The Love Blog of a pretty Disillusioned town

I don’t know about everyone else, but I was under the impression that we were done with poetry. Hence the whole ya know, ending that unit or chapter or whatever you want to call it. So yeah, not thrilled. “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” seems to be about a man who’s quite discontent with himself and the world around him. It’s a world of freedom in the saddest sense. It’s a world where people aren’t their true selves and put up facades, for the sake of being the same. Which creates a sense of loneliness as people aren’t their actual and true selves. Plus he’s extremely lonely in the literal sense as he won’t talk to women for fear of ridicule. He seems to have anxiety and is now filled with a constant sense of dread and indecisiveness. He’s constantly thinking situations over and over again inside his head. This applies to self imposed dilemmas which are as sometimes as mundane as eating a peach. So I’d say that the theme would be societal loneliness along with the problems that stem from it. “Disillusionment of 10 o’clock”  is more straight forward. It describes a bunch of people that all dress the same in the same boring pajamas. People who will have the same boring dreams. So the theme is that of people conforming to society all living the same un-original lives. “anyone lived in a pretty how town”, is a story about a couple living in a stereo-typical town. It’s a town void of originality and is representative of society. How people who conform to the ideals of and society itself live and lead meaningless and boring lives. Which just happens to be the theme! So hopefully it’s obvious by now that all the works have a theme having to do with society and how people conform to it. I think that “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is probably the most applicable to today’s society. It’s relate able by showing struggles of daily life that everyone’s faced at one point or another. It also just goes more into detail about society and it’s effects on people. It highlight these effects more clearly I feel like. I liked “anyone lived in a pretty how town” the best by far. It was a good length and I loved the use of the words “everyone” and “anyone”.

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