Richard Cory : Rich With Money But Not Friends Essay

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Richard Cory: Rich With Money but Not Friends
Edward Arlington Robinson’s “Richard Cory” displays a complete misperception of the speaker and the other townspeople in regards to material wealth, while showing that human relationships are vital. In this poem, Richard Cory was termed as the richest person of the town. Name Richard means rich and powerful and he was exactly same as his name meant. His appearance and his richness seemed to be royal. Other persons of the town found him kingly, while they couldn’t afford meat in everyday meals during the time of hardness he always could. They literally became jealous of his ability to buy anything he wished. In short they thought he was everything in the avatar of human.
The speaker of the poem comments first on the ways Richard Cory impressed people when he came to town. The townspeople couldn’t help themselves from noticing him, even though he was “always human when he talked,” (line 6). He was a common person from his behavior, however everybody noticed him because of his special dressing. He was too forward in style as compared to the townspeople who thought themselves as “we people on the pavement” (line 2). Richard especially made marks due to his physique, which is regarded as “imperially slim” (line 4) and his “cleaned favoured” (line 4) attitude. Even when he said “Good morning,” people found it glittering (line 8). Including these great qualities he was also not arrogant at anytime in life.
The speaker is also…

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