Read lines 120-125 closely. Explain how the speaker sees his role in life. Do you think he has overcome his doubts?



Again, Prufrock returns to some simpler language and more relatable images. He conveys in these lines the passage of time, seeing an older version of himself in his mind’s eye – a simpler person with such minor daily decisions to make. It appears that he thinks that since he failed while making the one huge decision in his life in the past, he is doomed to be a ridiculously mundane old person. Clearly, he regrets not grabbing the opportunity in his life when he had it back when he was young, and has let his doubt take over his whole life.

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