The title of the poem is for ironical purpose. The type of the poem is dramatic
monologue. The poem starts with an Italian quotation. This quotation is about hell. Dante is
physical hell and the second is Metaphysical hell. This poem is like a confession of his sins.
action. His words are louder than his actions. He is a man of word. He is a hypocrite living
among hypocrites. The setting of the poem is modern city
life; "half deserted streets", "one night cheap hotel", "saw dust restaurant", "Museums, large big hall".
It is interesting to see Prufrockfrom
characterinaplay,nottheprotagonist.However,Prufrock'sdenialinbeingsimilarto Hamlet is somewhat more iron
ic than true because he does, in fact, resemble him. Similar toHamlet,Prufrock'sgreatestflawishisindecisivenessaswellashisself-deprecation.
onehesitatingto murder his uncle a
nd the other hesitating to ask a girl out these two characters prove to
the readers that the way they act (or don’t act) upon these dilemmas are exactly the same.