After reading the poem Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson (1897). I have to say that it is one of my favorites so far. This poem reminded me of how every day we look at others out of envy for what they have showing on the outside, but we never really know what’s going on inside of their everyday lives. I must say that the irony of the poem really caught my attention A man who has everything as far a wealth, but nothing by way of personal satisfaction
I could really identify with the worker’s of this story. I feel as though every person at some point in our life has wanted to be someone else or has wanted want someone else posses. To watch in amazement as they walk by wishing all the time that it were us in their shoes the speaker makes this clear that this is what he and others are thinking when they see Richard Cory walk by when he states” we thought that he was everything To make us wish that we were in his place” (Clugston,2010). I have felt like that a time or two in my life based solely on what someone posses on the outside, never really what . The fact that Richard Cory was portrayed in the poem as a humble person to me made this character even more likeable as the speaker states “And he was always human when he talked; But still he fluttered pulses when he said," Good Morning!" and he glittered when he walked.
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