The Websters Dictionary portrays or defines happiness as a state of content,satisfaction or euphoria. Happiness is something that cannot be forced or simulated and it is more that just a simple feeling or emotion. It is more than just a noun used in the vocabulary of the average third grade child. Happiness is an undescribable sentiment that anything can experience depending on that specific thing. It is natural and one of a kind.
Overall, The Good Earth was not a book that captured my attention. This novel left me discontented and I felt as though it ended quite abruptly. I expected for this book to include a bit more action and drama as well. On the contrary, I did like the historical element that was included and also the major plot twist at the end. If anyone wants to know the ending, they’ll just have to read the book to find
Wes makes this comment without any explanation and later on the reader learns that Wes really meant she was beautiful within, and not necessarily physically. Buckler also come to show that the meaning of a word can have a a strong foundation of what the text means. "It was a corsage. A corsage of simple flowers, such as a young boy sends his girl for her first formal dance. "(Buckler,pg.48).
Moreover, she continues “…reading one day, for pleasure, of Lancelot, … without any suspicion” (Dante Inf. 5. 127-79). “Without any suspicion” indicates that she was sure of herself and had nothing about falling in love in her mind before reading the book: she was reading the book just for “pleasure” and it “overpowered” (Inf. 5.133) the lovers. She clearly blames her adultery on Lancelot and she does not take the responsibility of her actions.
Above, on the ceiling, a relief ornament shaped of a wreath, and in the center of it a blank space, plastered over, like the place in a face where the eye has been taken out.” gives the reader a first impression of dull, boring, broken spirited. The short sentences and the commas in them force the reader to pause or break in the flow of reading, so any chance of the moment intensifying never happens. The author does this on purpose to create that more dull, boring tone in the form of simple sentences. She does this because that is just what that moment is, boring, nothing interesting is happening and that is exactly what the character is experiencing at the moment.
a. "She had watched a bomber pilot die in a metal case. She had seen a Jewish man who had twice given her the most beautiful pages of her life marched to a concentration camp"(521). - Liesel has been through so many struggles. Her brother died in front of her, her mother sent her away, and she witnessed almost everyone she loved depart from the world. She had more than enough reasons to quit, but she decided to stay strong through it all.
This was the reason she change her name from Joy, her birth name, to Hulga, a name she thought suited her bested. It can be said her understanding of love stem from Mrs. Freeman stories about her girls, Glynese’s and Caramae’s love life. So it was so easy for her to fall for the first guy who showed her attention ever. Manley told her things she never heard before like she was beautiful and he love her. As much as she tried to hide it and play
In context of the ending of the novel Kennedy states that reading is inescapable. As though it can be resisted, it cannot be rebelled against. The reader and the last survivor of Buendia clan finish reading the text and the manuscript at the same time. The ending of the book, also marks the end of Buendia family and Macondo. The well known existential philosopher, Albert Camus states that if resistance mute perhaps continues thereupon the unitary regime will collapse in its own contradictions.
As Elinor was rewarded in the end with her first choice, Edward Ferrars. She had to deal with heartache, but her acceptance of the way of the world and her realistic opinions on love kept her level-headed and undeniably happy in the end. Her reaction to Edward’s marital status shows the viewer that emotion isn’t necessarily wrong, but there is a time and a place for dramatic outbursts, despite the scene’s departure from the book. Bottling up emotion can be detrimental to one’s health, however, in the context of the film, that option seems vastly preferable to the whirlwind of dramatic disappointment Marianne is privy to throughout. Marianne who has fallen down a hill, fallen in love, learned her love is a scandalous Lothario, gotten deathly ill is rewarded by marrying a thirty-five-year-old man with a “pleasing countenance” in her teens.
Towards the end of book one, section 2 of the book “My Antonia” by WIlla Cather, Jim displays happiness as “to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep.” I do believe that Antonia agree with Jim’s definition of happiness. I get this assumption from a few things that are portrayed in this section of the book. Throughout this book I depicted Antonia as a free spirited girl.
Tom and Daisy Buchanan have wealth however, they are not happy because of their money. They have extravagant meals and shiney possessions, but at the dinner party Daisy is distressed as Tom accepts a call from his mistress, even though she is married to a very powerful and rich man. “The telephone rang inside, startlingly, and as Daisy shook her head decisively at Tom the subject of the stables, in fact all subjects, vanished into the air”(Fitzgerald 15) In the real world this shows “Even the very rich--those surveyed among FORBES’s 100 wealthiest Americans--are only slightly happier than average. Wealth, it seems, is like physical health.
Throughout the year I learned many things,one that stood out prominently was the pursuit of happiness. I learned that the pursuit of happiness is a difficult and dangerous path to achieve because of all the struggles to get even there. In many ways, you are not guaranteed the happiness you so wanted, no matter what path you take. One example that shows such hardships for the pursuit of happiness is The Great Gatsby. In The Great Gatsby,Gatsby did all he could just to be together with Daisy.
F. Scott Fitzgerald once stated in The Great Gatsby “Human Sympathy has its limits.” The 1920s was consumed with changes that were social, political, and economical. In the 1920s, the economic system had some changes that also influenced social and political changes. There was an economic growth in the nation that led to an abundance of wealth, which led to a consumer society. Many Americans during the 1920s were becoming more reckless.
The characters in the novel pretend that they have their lives all figured out, but through their successes their downfalls and emptiness can be seen, to prove that money cannot buy happiness. Jay Gatsby is the newest and upcoming star in New York during the 1920’s. Through his business and inheritance he is one of the richest men of his time. One may think that his abundance of wealth would lead him to be eternally happy, but he is the opposite. Gatsby longs for his love of Daisy, which is his personal American Dream.