pre-reading- movies to watch
If you are interested in the book club, consider watching the movies Gone With the Wind and Great Expectations. I haven't seen either of them, but I'm going to watch them if I can find them on Comcast. They deal with symbolism in the book we are going to read.
3/26 - Richard cory
BY EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON
Whenever Richard Cory went down town,
We people on the pavement looked at him:
He was a gentleman from sole to crown,
Clean favored, and imperially slim.
And he was always quietly arrayed,
And he was always human when he talked;
But still he fluttered pulses when he said,
"Good-morning," and he glittered when he walked.
And he was rich--yes, richer than a king--
And admirably schooled in every grace:
In fine, we thought that he was everything
To make us wish that we were in his place.
So on we worked, and waited for the light,
And went without the meat, and cursed the bread;
And Richard Cory, one calm summer night,
Went home and put a bullet through his head.
I usually have students write a line-by-line analysis of the poem, but for our purpose, you just need to understand it.
Who is we?
What kind of person was Richard Cory?
What is the theme of the poem?