Murder in the Cathedral Essay

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Daniel Moran, Moron is an educator specializing in literature and drama. In this essay, he examines the ways in which Eliot's play explores the processes an individual must undergo if he is to give his life for his faith and how such a gift affects the martyr's world.

In Eliot's "TheLove Song ofJ. AlfredPrufrock" (1917) he presents a man on the verge of an emotional crisis who finds that his fear of humiliation and of committing a social faux pas prevent him from revealing to a woman the depth of his love for her. "There will be time," he remarks, "For a hundred indecisions, And For a hundred visions and revisions," since he knows that he will change his mind a hundred times before doing anything so brave. He asks, "Do I dare Disturb the universe" with his desire to be frank; since he is '"'no prophet&mdash...

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