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J Alfred Prufrock is he gay

Alfred Prufrock Gay?When we read T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” you almost get the feeling that Prufrock is gay. In fact, when the story is read a bit more in depth you can conclude that he is gay. The first flag that is raised to our attention of prufrock being gay is the fact that not once do we hear the name of his so called lover or even him calling her a lady. Therefore we might be able to conclude that this lady is in fact a guy. This would in turn bring up many situations in the story that are not brought to light if this story was read in different text.Prufrock is very insecure about himself. This is especially seen in the first ten lines. He is insecure when he talks of his “overwhelming question….” He wants to answer this question but he does not feel that society would be so open if he did. His insecurities do not allow him to ask this question and continue to live the way he is at the moment. This question that prufrock wants to ask himself can be seen as a question of his sexuality. When Prufrock talks of women in lines thirteen and fourteen and then again in lines thirty-five and thirty-six, he talks of them in a tone that is almost boring. This situation almost seems to tell us that he does not think of women as intelectual beings. Especially when they are of the upper class. Therefore, he does not think of them as good partners. In a round about way Prufrock just does not care for them. In lines ninety-six through ninety-eight he even comes out and says that a girl is not what he needed at all. This only gives more concrete evidence to Prufrock’s homosexuality. Prufrock talks of putting on a mask, and disguising himself to the world around him. Then, right after this line he talks of being able to “muder and the create”. What other than his sexuality could Prufrock be talking about murdering and the recreating. He wants to murder the mask tha...

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