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Simon & Garfunkel: Richard Cory Meaning

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They say that Richard Cory owns one half of this whole town
with political connections to spread his wealth around
born into society a banker's only child
He had everything a man could want power, grace and style
But I work in his factory and...

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    Chenny Siegh
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    Feb 1st, 2012 2:09pm report


    The song Richard Cory simply implies that money cannot buy one's contentment and happiness. God is so fair that He shared these things (contentment and happiness) to both rich and poor. What makes the difference is our attitude toward life.



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    mensoelrey
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    Oct 2nd, 2008 10:55am report


    Richard Cory was adapted from a poem of the same name by Edwin Arlington Robinson. It is about a rich man, who seemed to have "everything a man could want: power, grace and style", and who everyone wants to be like.

    And yet, his life is so filled with loneliness, because he only had his money. As poor as the poor were, as much as they cursed their lives in relation to this apparently deservedly rich man, they had the things that mattered in life, like family. Richard Cory did not. And to escape his empty life, he killed himself.




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