Simon & Garfunkel: Richard Cory Meaning
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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...
mensoelrey 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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