The Happiness Of Ignatus Essay

1186 words - 5 pages

Happiness is a virtue seen different in everyone’s eyes. Happiness stands for what that person might desire, need or just what makes other happy. A single person cannot define happiness with one word it’s a dynamic which is constantly changing depending on the individuals circumstances, believes, hobbies and so more, Therefore happiness exist whiting humans, it’s a way of living however not everyone has achieves happiness. Ignatius being the man he is an irritating and self center human cannot experience true happiness unless we truly try to understand his mind.
The story revolves around him on how others affect him and how he deals with it. In a serious of event the true nature of ingenious is revealed. For instance the plot isn’t just about a fat man whose ego is bigger than his belly but a sense of what’s right, ethics in American workers in specific in black workers. I n page 142 throught 149 he develops a psychotic development to help the works because their pay is a low 30 a week leading him to find a social cause. Unfortunately ignasious quest fails. In order to actually find a means of justice he decided to lead a revolt. We must leave a sacked and pillaged Levy Pants, we must fight fire with fire," he tells these workers 160. After giving directions to the group of workers waving "fence posts, broomsticks, bicycle chains and bricks" (160), Ignatius is abandoned and the protest fizzles out. His leadership of the revolt is noted and he is fired promptly.
What does all that lead to? The American dream, a dream of leaving in equality. The idea of the American Dream still has truth in today's time and back then. Even if it is wealth, love, or fame. The thing that never changes about the American Dream is that everyone deserves something in life and everyone, somehow, should strive to get it. Everyone in America wants to have some kind of financial success in his or her lives. The American dream is said to be that each man have the right to pursue happiness and strive to gain it. Humans in general have no right to judge people based on their color of skin or race. Things were horrible for color people back then they had no right and they were looked upon as less and now things aren’t any better. America being a widely divers nation had taken a turning point on judgment this time towards Hispanic, blacks and even women. In no way have we grown much than what we believe. We still believe in social class in the fact that the one with money deserves better care, rather it should be an equal plan, were all hum are we not? Then why treat each other as animals. The confederacy of dunces is a great book yet I felt utterly unpleased when reading it for the fact that it showed women to be rather only about sex.
To my interpretation the climax was Ignasious mother sending him to a mental hospital because it lead him to finally independalize him self and leave. Rather before that we noticed him being in a party while he wishes to talk about vital...

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