Presentation on theme: "Richard Cory and A Rose for Emily"— Presentation transcript:
1Richard Cory and A Rose for Emily Individual and SocietyRichard Cory and A Rose for EmilyDr. Peih-ying LuDec. 17, 2009
2Pre-reading Questions Many people believe that their problems would magically vanish if they simply had plenty of money. Do you agree or disagree with that? Why?
3In-class Discussion What social classes are represented in this poem? What does the poet mean by Richard’s being “human” when he talked?What effects does Richard have on the townspeople?
4Who is the speaker?What attitude toward wealth does the speaker have?Consider all the descriptions of Richard Cory. What do these descriptions, taken as a whole, indicate about the speaker’s values?Consider your conclusions about the speaker’s values. Is Richard’s death likely to change those values? Explain.
5Richard Cory Whenever Richard Cory went down town, We people on the pavement looked at him;How was a gentleman from sole to crown,Clean favored, and imperially slimAnd he was always quietly arrayed,And he was always human when he talkedBut still he fluttered pulses when he said,“Good-morning,” and he glittered when he walked.
6And he was rich—yes, richer than a king— And admirably schooled in every grace;In fine, we thought that he was everythingTo 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 throught his head.