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In the Great Gatsby the book is set about irony and love In the book Jay Gatsby is a very rich person who made his money the easy way In the book it tells that he made hi money through inheritance from a person he worked for that passed away through drug deals and in the oil business It goes along with the poem Richard Cory because to me it hints that he made his money almost the same way the easy way In the book Gatsby says I keep it full of interesting people night and day People who do interesting things Celebrated people Which to me says that hes a lonely person who doesnt really have a purpose to having all those people there he just wants them there so he doesnt feel so empty inside In the poem they say something that caught my attention when Richard Cory went down town we people on the pavement looked at him in my opinion this says that he may have sometimes gone into town just for the attention or that the people on the pavement felt much lower to him and all looked up to him and wanted to be like him To me its a confusing sentence The authors of both literary pieces show some irony at the end In Richard Cory the last piece of the poem which is written below shows that he was very unhappy in his life and that money really couldnt bring happiness and that people really didnt know him they just thought they did and to him this was his way of taking care of it 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 This passage tells that he felt
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