The Question and Answer section for The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
From the text,
Let us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
I think that rather than live life with passion and abandon, he has been living life in measured predictable doses. He has given up spark and vitality for predictability and monotonous "safety".
He describes the street scene and notes a social gathering of women discussing Renaissance artist Michelangelo. He describes yellow smoke and fog outside the house of the gathering, and keeps insisting that there will be time to do many things in...