Richord Cory The lifestyle of fame and fortune is not always what it seems to be. It may seem that the big houses, the fancy cars, or even the men or women that seem unattainable lead to happiness. That is not always true though.
In 1994, Kurt Cobain the lead singer of a popular band called Nirvana committed suicide. Kurt was on the top of the world and nothing was going to bring him down. He had money, fame, and even a loving family, but he still found a reason to kill himself. In Edwin Arlington Robinson’s poem “Richard Cory” the some exact thing happened.
All the town’s people liked Richard Cory, he was well educated, a perfect gentleman when he talked to people, and he was extremely rich. Just because a person has better things than we do does not mean that they are always happier. Money and possessions does not give people happiness in their life, but it does give them misery and sadness. Richard Cory was well liked by the town’s people not only because he was rich and smart, but also he was “a gentleman from sole to crown, clean favored, and imperially slim” (1.
3-4). Whenever Richard Cory went somewhere the people around him felt his presence. He was always nicely English Essays.