T.S. Eliot created poetry that has profound meaning, but only once the reader is able to piece it together. “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is an example of Eliot’s genius and use of modern style. Fragmented ideas are presented to the reader as they come to the speaker’s mind. Luckily, Eliot’s use of imagery is one way the reader is able to make sense of the work as a whole. This comic strip, illustrated by Julian Peters, presents a series of images as one reader has imagined them. The image at the top of the title page depicts the epigraph of the poem, which is a quotation from Dante’s Inferno. At the bottom, the illustrator drew “a patient etherized on a table.” This image is impactful because the man is clearly unable to move or control his own destiny. In the background is a dreary image of a city street with only a few shadowed men walking around. This simple image represents the paralysis, isolation, and loneliness of J. Alfred Prufrock. These elements are also themes in modern literature as a whole. Overall, Eliot uses functional imagery to help his readers navigate fragmented and sometimes ambiguous concepts in his poetry.
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