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"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock": A Lacanian Reading
Volume 1, Issue 3, 2019, Pages 227 - 233
Author(s) : Shima Partovian* 1

1 Master of English Language and Literature, Khayyam University of Mashhad, Iran

Abstract :
The present study is going to provide a Lacanian reading of T. S. Eliot's poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock". Lacan introduced us a three-part model of the human psyche. These parts are the Imaginary order, the Symbolic order, and the Real order. The character formation suggested by Lacan is similar to the phases Prufrock goes through. This study aims to apply the Lacanian registers in the poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock ". My purpose is to show that Prufrock suffers from the failure in dealing with the Lacanian orders. He is the product of a distorted modern world.
Keywords :
Psychological Fragmentation, Alienation, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock".