Since we talked in more depth about the poem today, I thought it might be helpful to review the poem. We discussed how both Prufrock and Underground Man live in urban environment, loathe themselves, and feel alienated from society. Both are also restless and fail to progress.
In addition, we talked about how both "Notes from Underground" and "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" use yellow to convey stagnation and pollution of the environment and mind. In addition to the yellow snow, I also thought of the "lemon colored" gloves that the Underground determines are not as sophisticated as the black gloves. He says, "'That would be too glaring, as if the person wanted to be noticed'; so I didn't buy the lemon-colored ones." (570).
Can you all notice any other similarities between "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and "Notes from Underground"?