Saul Bellow's "Henderson the Rain King"
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This paper compares Saul Bellow's definition of happiness in his novel, "Henderson the Rain King", with the concept of happiness laid out in the United States Declaration of Independence. The paper looks at the similar philosophies on happiness in both of the writings and points out that these philosophies are based on the optimism and faith that human beings are inherently decent.
From the Paper:"Perhaps, the best substantiation of the positive consequences of the Founder's conception of happiness is History itself. Although, some original portions such as a denunciation of the slave trade were rejected from the draft to accede to the wishes of South Carolina and Georgia (The Library of Congress), the fact is America ultimately fought to abolish slavery and is, today, the most vocal and passionate advocate for non-discrimination of all types. Such action has largely stemmed from a collective commitment to the conception of basic human rights such as happiness."
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