Hector and the Search for Happiness Themes & Motifs

Francois Lelord
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Happiness

Happiness is the most obvious theme in "Hector and the Search for Happiness", since it is right in the title and the entire tangible purpose of this novel's main character is to travel the world in search of what makes people happy. In reading through the novel, it would be easy for readers to pick out a surface-level theme in regards to happiness, since it seems all Hector is looking for is the secret to happiness. He doesn't find just one, he writes 23 lessons. It would seem that the theme of happiness only plays out as Hector tries to learn what makes people happy, in hopes of being able to finally "fix" his patients. However, it's important that the reader pay attention to the fact that the theme of happiness lies more in the contrast in what Hector believes should be, and what actually is, not...

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