Hector and the Search for Happiness - Chapters 4-6 Summary & Analysis

Francois Lelord
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Chapters 4-6 take place in China. Hector spends the most amount of time in China as compared to the other two countries he visits. On his plane-ride there, Hector meets his first new friend, Charles. Hector and Charles are sitting in business class, which Hector appreciates since he's always been in economy class, but Charles does not because he has sat in first class before. Hector enjoys learning a little about China from Charles since Charles owns factories there, though Hector is somewhat disappointed to hear that it might not be like "The Blue Lotus", a film on which Hector has based some of his expectations of China. Hector enjoys his conversations with Charles and it is with Charles he learns his first lesson: making comparisons can spoil one's happiness.

The Chinese city in which Hector lands and stays is described as bustling...

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