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has anyone read Richard Cory?

if anyone has, tell me why cory shot himself in the head.

im really wondering about that.

Just because you are rich and educated does not exempt you from depression. In other words happiness does not equate to wealth, beauty, and education. Often those types hide their depression exceptionally well until they take their own life.

http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/m_r/robinson/cory.htm

The point of the poem is that no one ever knew why he killed himself -- and as Lance points out, our assumptions about others don't always bear out. One such assumption is that money buys happiness.

=)

thanks so much.
i feel so clear.

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