Language And Happiness In Fifteen Dogs

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In the novel fifteen dogs Alexis describes how the dogs feel, perceive, and react to emotions to reinforce how language can shape their concepts and understand their new worldview. Throughout the story the dogs experience both the emotional and physical sensations of fear, love, and happiness. The dogs experience fear when the gift of human intelligence is thrust upon them and they are forced to think logically instead of relying on instinct to survive. Majnoun falls in love with a human as he learns to communicate using a language with no words. All of the dogs are overcome with happiness at some point in their lives as they learn how to comprehend situations and form opinions. The dogs, all with varying personalities, reacted differently

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