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The Cost of Fame and Fortune on Celebrity Figures JENNIFER ANISTON AND BRAD PITT WEDPICTURES HERE Madonnas a MAMAagain TOM AND NICOLE SPLITWHY These are just three examples of headlines I have seen across the supermarket tabloids over the past year In reality we know that two more people tied the knot another mom-to-be gave birth and one more couple unfortunately divorced But come on This is Jennifer and Brad the two most beautiful people on earth Madonna enough said and Tom and Nicole such a lovely couple were talking about here Although we know nothing about these people besides their latest role in a movie we as a society are so compelled to get the latest dirt on all our favorite celebrities Their lives are so glamorous arent they We crave every single detail of their lives in hopes to find at least ONE quality that we normal people could possibly relate to Yet what we dont realize is that Jennifer and Brad Madonna Tom and Nicole and all our other Hollywood favorites really are like you and Ithey just live their lives in the public eye Everything they do is automatically put on a pedestal as glamorous enchanting and part of the American Dream Edwin Arlington Robinson proves that celebrities are normal people although their images are often exaggerated and revered in the poem Richard Cory The poem begins with Richard Cory walking downtown an area in which the lower class often lives and works This suggests that Richard Cory may not feel as high above the lower class as they think he does His walking downtown is maybe his way of showing the peasants that he is a normal person but just famous The peasants refer to themselves as people of the pavement giving the reader a sense that they felt below Richard Cory 2 In this stanza Robinson chooses to use words such as crown and imperially giving
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