The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by Eliot, T.S. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock presents a character portrait of Prufrock. Find and explicate parts or lines in the poem that you feel best illustrate Eliots characterization of Prufrocks problems. Explain how you see Eliot using Prufrock to express the ills of Modernism (such as emotional paralysis, fragmentation, loneliness, dislocation, degeneration, etc.).