Presentation on theme: "Richard Cory and A Rose for Emily"— Presentation transcript:
1 Richard Cory and A Rose for Emily Individual and SocietyRichard Cory and A Rose for EmilyDr. Peih-ying LuDec. 17, 2009
2 Pre-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?
3 In-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?
4 Who 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.
5 Richard 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.
6 And 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.