In a multi-paragraph essay (1500-1600 words including a Works Cited page in MLA format) define “happiness.” Formulate a focused, controlling and specific argument, supported with examples from at least three texts.

Topic: Happiness argument essay

In a multi-paragraph essay (1500-1600 words including a Works Cited page in MLA format) define “happiness.” Be sure to formulate a focused, controlling and specific argument, supported with examples from at least three texts we have read and discussed in class.

In your examination of “happiness,” you may want to consider some of the lenses through which experts view “happiness” (spiritual, scientific, philosophical), ways to achieve happiness, some of the obstacles to achieving happiness, and perhaps even what happiness is not.

Be sure to include thoughtful, analytical commentary which helps the reader see the significance of each example as it demonstrates the central argument. Your essay should include :

An introduction which includes:
An opening strategy or hook (optional)
Sufficient background to introduce the subject on which you are going to focus in your essay, including the authors/ titles of the text(s) you are writing about
A argument which makes a claim about the subject: Happiness

In a multi-paragraph essay (1500-1600 words including a Works Cited page in MLA format) define “happiness.” Formulate a focused, controlling and specific argument, supported with examples from at least three texts.