Richard Corey's Misconceptions

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Richard Corey a man who seemingly has everything one could dream of, wealth and good fortune ends up dead with a bullet to his head lead by a simple pull of his finger on the trigger. This story breeds upon the unyielding misconception that society has placed upon the wealthy; the mistaken notion of one being happy just because he or she has money. Contrary to the fact, this shows that the simplicity of being wealthy doesn’t guarantee one’s happiness.
In Edwin Arlington Robinson’s poem Richard Corey, I believe he tries to communicate the misconception that just because a person has money they are guaranteed to be happy in every aspect of their lives. This theory is indeed a misconception at its finest. Although the poem is very short it conveys