Blog 21: The Love of a pretty Disillusioned Town

The theme of the first poem (The Love Song) was a little debatable. I believe it was,”If you truly love someone, you should express yourself to them.”. In modern words this translates to,”Shoot your shot”. Prufrock develops theme by first having the “main character” talking to no one in particular about how much he loves the girl. Then the he kind of stalks her because he isn’t “allowed” in the room and thinks over the consequences of what would happen if others knew he loved her. In the end he accepts that it will be a trap and Prufrock expertly shows this why the mention of sea-girls. Also known as mermaids who in Greek Mythology trapped sailors.

The theme of Disillusionment is difficult to get a grasp on but what I got is,”The most looked down upon people are the most interesting.”. The sailor is going to be looked down on by society due to him being a drunk and a sailor. From what I read, he can see ghosts which is pretty darn interesting. This poem develops theme by giving a great explanation about the sailor.

The theme of anyone lived in a pretty how town is kind of dark. “People will remember you when they need you but when you’re gone, they’ll forget about you.”. The poem sets this up by having “anyone” involved with people in the beginning of the poem and at the end it was stated “and more and more they dream their sleep.” This shows the people went on to doing their own thing after the couple died.

They’re all connected because they involve the lower class of society. The class that is kind of looked down upon.

The most applicable is The Love Song. It is kind of like a high-school drama but expanded into the real world. Most people don’t “shoot their shot” because of what society thinks of them and where they are placed on the “rank list”.

I liked The Love Song the most because I see scenarios like that almost everyday in high school and it’s fun to relate the two

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