Richard cory1 Essay

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richard cory1




Description: Analyze the poem "Richard Cory" and prove themes and ideas with MLA style writing.
Why does everyone want to be like someone else? It is human nature to want to be admired
and honored. This is not right, though. Each and everyone person should be happy with who
they are because just imagine if everyone were perfect and the same. The world would be
quite boring. Edwin Robinson clearly shows us in his poem "Richard Cory" that the life of
someone else may not be all what it is cracked up to be. The townspeople looked up to
Richard Cory, they envied him and his lifestyle. However, if they would have looked a
little closer, instead of judging him from his appearance, they would have not wanted to
be just like Richard Cory.

Judging by the poem, the story is told from that of one of the townspeople. This can be
shown by looking at the second line of the poem where it states, "we people on the
pavement looked at him" (line 2). This person seemed to be confused as to why a man held
in such high regard would take his life. He seems to be confused that a man, a man
everyone wanted to be like, would commit suicide. Although it is not directly stated in
the poem as to why everyone is confused about his death, the tone of the poem seems to
explain why they are all perplexed by his death.

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