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Richard Corey and The Great Gatsby, a Comparison

Summary: Compares the Poem Richard Cory written by Edwin Arlington Robinson to the novel, The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgreald. Describes similar themes in each work, including the chasing of the elusive American Dream.
Richard Cory written by Edwin Arlington Robinson is about a man who appears to be admirable on the exterior but no one is familiar with his interior, which is suffering badly. The narrator talks Richard Cory up by stating, he was "richer than a king," "admirably schooled," "we thought that he was everything to make us wish that we were in his place." Until an abrupt ending to the poem, "one calm summer night, went home and put a bullet through his head." This poem makes one think about true happiness and what it entails. From the outside one may appear to have everything but happiness does not come from wealth, it comes from within ones self and the narrator didn't take the time to really get to know Richard Cory enough to observe his inner thoughts.

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