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Collected Poems, 1909-1962 - Analysis for Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) - Hysteria Summary & Analysis

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Analysis for Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) - Hysteria Summary

A man engages in conversation with an animated woman in a restaurant. She charms him with her talk, laugh, and sensuality. She flaunts herself to the chagrin of the waiter, who tries to get them to take their tea in the garden. The man tries to get the woman to settle down so they can enjoy a quiet discourse.

Analysis for Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) - Hysteria Analysis

This poem, like "Mr. Apollinax" before it, presents a person who unabashedly displays their personality without worrying about what others around them think. The poem highlights the fact that not all people are comfortable with public displays of emotion. Again, Eliot seeks to convey that people need to let their real personalities shine through, albeit not in an overbearing manner. However...

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