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Brummer 1 Sara Brummer Professor Petrowsky English Composition LLE 102 FJ 29 March 2009 TITLE The Founding Fathers, in writing the Declaration of Independence, had a vision for the emerging nation. Desiring a country in which each citizen should strive towards liberty and happiness, they mention “that all men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights. ..Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. ..” (Declaration of independence- HOW TO CITE). This document does not guarantee happiness but the right to pursue happiness. The Founding Fathers had the realization that one may not ever achieve the allusive goal of happiness. The reason behind the pursuit of happiness is what matters in the end. For most goals, the path one takes to reach it is as important as achieving it. Whether one wants personal fulfillment, to improve the quality of life of others, or to _________, the manner in which one tries to quest for it determines how it concludes. If one looks for a higher goal than self-satisfaction, then this goal is more attainable and will not end in a harsh or tragic conclusion. In “How much land does one man need?”, by Leo Tolstoy the protagonist strives to better their own life materialistically and socially but ends up destroying (better word) his life. In “The Revolt of ‘Mother’” by Mary Willkins, Mother sought to better the lives of her family, even when this angered her relationship with her husband. In his speech, Patrick Henry tries to promote the concept of liberty to others, helping them to get freedom for the fledgling nation as a whole in “Liberty or Death”. Through his efforts, America succeeded in their revolution, handing future generations the right to their most basic freedoms- speech, press and religion, amongst others. Walt Whitman in “Preface to Leaves of Grass” examines the deeper meaning behind people and shows how. ...(???) Pakholm, in Leo Tolstoy's “How Much Land Does One Man Need?” went on a journey to find prosperity. While at first he only wants his own small plot of land, once attained, this becomes only a fraction of his desires. He travels large distances in order to gain personal wealth, but never reaches his equilibrium where his desires are met. Once finding the Bashkirs, he settles upon a contract, “One thousand rubles a day”. However far he is able to travel within one day's
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