Analysis Of The Beatles, House Of The Rising Sun By Edwin Robinson

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“All we are is dust in the wind”-Kansas Whether you’re reading magazines, newspapers or just watching tv we are bombarded by advertisements. We find articles on weight loss, psychosocial activity and behavioral studies. We also find people vehemently voicing their opinion on global warming and how humans need to change and reduce their carbon emission. What is the connection? These are usually targeted to unhappy people who are looking for a change in their life/lifestyle. But can humans sincerely change without an extreme catalyst? The songs Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles, House of the Rising Sun by the Animals and the poem Richard Cory by Edwin Robinson suggest that we truly can’t. Since humans are a social, not only a political animal, we often try to change to impress others. These poems also put emphasis on the fact that it may look like people change, but that is only superficial. Richard Cory had everything going for him, and the townspeople knew it. Cory attempted to assimilate, but we can see that from the commoners point of view that it didn 't work. We can see that when the narrator says “ But still he fluttered pulses when he said, "Good-morning," and he glittered when he walked”, that this change was only superficial and not honest. Despite his riches and wealth he still feared the basic human fear; isolation and alienation from society. The narrator demonstrates this by using and analogy to compare him to a king; “imperially slim” and “rich like a king.”…

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