The Importance Of Happiness In Antonia

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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.Jim defines happiness as"to be dissolved into something complete and great.When it comes to one it comes as natural as sleep".I do believe that this is something that Antonia would agree with.Being a young Bohemian girl she was poor and many would say she no not what happiness was.Especially them moving to a new place where they dont speak the language and barely get by each day.This is not the case though as she finds happiness and it is as breathing to her.Upon one of her first meeting with the narrator Antonia feels a deep happiness.The narrator says "When we reached the level and and could see the gold tree tops,I pointed toward them,and Antonia laughed and squeezed my hands if to tell me how glad she as I had come".This shows that happiness comes naturally like sleep like Jim explained.Even though Antonia did not know much about the narrator or even speak his language she felt happiness come to her like she had always known him.The story also gives a clear image of the happiness that easily came to Antonia as she spent time with the Narrator.In
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