Appearances are really deceiving, that is what was proven in the poem Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson. The poem is about Richard Cory, a rich gentleman and his impression to the poor people that adored him. He was admirable in every way that most people wished to be in his place as they thought that he was everything. But on a warm summer night, Richard Cory committed suicide while everyone thought he was perfect.
The poem might be short but it really is entertaining to read. The poem proves that humans are really judgmental as they based their thoughts on how they thought they saw Richard Cory, but everyone has flaws too. There are two sides of the coin and we might only have seen the front side of it, making us ignore the fact that there is another side. Just like Richard Cory, where everything seems so smooth with him; he actually was having a harder time compared to the people that was admiring him and couldn’t even eat meat.
I didn’t like how the ending was, it lacked sense. Richard Cory’s suicide should have been more descriptive to feed the reader’s curiosity on why he had committed suicide.
The author of the story described the poem in a unique way. He doesn’t give exact details on the poem and it is all just left on the readers to read between the lines. The poem also has a remarkable way of rhyming the poem.
Being wealthy doesn't mean that you can buy everything even happiness, because in this poem Richard Cory find himself as a desperate man in the middle of his loneliness. Even he was very popular in their society , even all people admired him still he was not contented with his life. Deep in his heart, he was looking for missing link in his life and that was to be happy. He was very rich as describe in the poem "he was rich-yes richer than a King" and he was describe also as a well educated and a well mannered man . And that according to other people who knew him that he had everything and they were wishing to be in his place because...