Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Prufrock and MIP Socratic

Please answer the following questions on your own; then you can start a discussion thread with others based on your questions and responses.  Be thorough, give SPECIFIC textual support if referencing the poem and challenge one another.

1.  How is T.S. Eliot's poem, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" a quintessential modernist poem? (Hence, what is Eliot criticizing through this narrator's voice?)
2.  Characterize the speaker in this poem.  How does this characterization mirror the feelings of modernism?
3.  In the poem, which line stood out to you the most?  Explicate its meaning and tell me why it resonates with you.
4.  How does Woody Allen's film, Midnight in Paris, reflect modernist values and tenets?

When you are finished, please ask a question that would spark some conversation about either the poem or the movie or the synthesis between them.

Please have a discussion with your classmates regarding your questions, and as you respond to one another, at the end of your responses, try to write another question to keep conversations moving forward.