Saturday, February 5, 2011
In class on Wednesday, we discussed the epigraph at the beginning of Eliot's poem. To paraphrase the verse, Guido tells the Pilgrim that he will never tell his story to somebody who can leave Hell and damage his reputation. Therefore, if Prufrock is a pilgrim in a more modern version of Hell, are we to conclude that this is a Hell from which there can be no escape? Let's discuss.