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Feelings of Joy or Human Madness?

Joy is a bittersweet emotion. Humans always lump joy with pleasure, since joy means happiness and happiness brings pleasure. This idea has never been challenged, but Zadie Smith’s essay, “Joy”, brings up the question; does joy actually have pleasure involved? 276 more words

Focus Free-Write #10

In “Joy,” Zadie Smith poses a compelling argument while making clear distinctions between pleasure and joy. Smith distinguishes the satisfaction any types of food could bring her, and the attitude between her husband and herself as commonplace ‘pleasures’. 289 more words