Compare and Contrast: "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

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In the poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", the main character displays many traits and descriptive details that seem to make him an emotional detached and scarred individual for the rest of his meaningless life. Even though we hide and deny accusations that hit at weakness, this poem allow us to see just how similar we are and that everybody has had feelings of insecurity and hopelessness at one time or the other. Even though these characteristics seem to be weak, undesirable and unworthy qualities, they are what make us undeniable humans. Now here is an example of my traits to that of J. Alfred Prufrock.

In the physical department J. Alfred Prufrock is a tall, middle-aged, balding and rather thin man, he is very self-conscious about his physical attributes and hides his figure with a coat. Meanwhile I am the complete opposite, while I am tall I am young, have a full set of hair, and I'm built.

I have complete confidence in myself and what I do. Emotionally, Prufrock is unstable and highly concerned about the minutest detail of himself, thinks that everybody will find something, anything to consider him a freak and cast him out. Me, I to have wondered about myself but not to the degree of Prufrock, it is normal to be concerned with how I look, but not in the matter of Prufrock, I'm concerned with how I look because I don't want to be consider a punk but more of a rocker.

For likes and dislikes I really don't know Prufrocks preferences. At most I can guess by what is in the poem, Prufrocks likes may include seclusion, solitare and one-person activities. My likes differ, one day I might feel like join a group a friends and going...