Prufrock and other Poets Society

The three poems given to us all represent flaws in normal or upper class society. For T.S. Elliot he sees himself an outsider of society and wonders why he should be scared to ask some one of a higher class than him a question. We never know the question that is going to be asked. He criticizes society in one of my favorite lines of the poem by saying, “To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet”, which is calling out the people in society on hoe they never really share how they feel so they put on a face for others. It also shows how people of a higher class can be crude and rude towards people that are “lower” than them. While Wallace Stephens poem is a very short one it has a strong meaning. The beginning of the poem talks about how everyone is wearing a white nightgown to sleep, no special colors and no special designs, just plain white. Those people who are always acting the same by the rules of society aren’t creative. nobody will see your nightgown but you yet all they wear is plain white. Then it moves to an old drunken sailor, an outcast of society who will dream of hunting tigers in red weather while those in white dream of nothing. It shows how society should not put itself down and nobody should try to be like everybody else. Now the last poem by e.e. cummings was meant to be read fast but at first it makes no sense at all until you put personification to certain words. Anyone is a male character and Noone is a female character. Anyone lived in a boring town and the people didn’t care about him. None did love him though. They married but this stanza seems both happy and sad at the same time suggesting they could have done more but they did not. Eventually both died together in the little how town an the people forgot them. In a metaphorical sense Anyone and Noone are social outcasts by living day by day. The people of the town seem to be society because they are raising children to be all the same. The seasons keep going while society stays the same “laughing, crying,and dying”

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