Quotes About Rasselas Sparknotes

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“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Quoted by Thomas A. Edison. In my perspective, the point of Rasselas is he tells me not to give up nor take things for granted. There are several sentences in this book that shows me that Rasselas takes the happy valley basically for granted and how he doesn’t exactly give up on escaping the valley. In the first couple of chapters Rasselas is discovering that he does not like the happy valley at all. Although this valley gives him everything he could ever need and want he still does not like his life. The book describes the valley as a splendidly beautiful, though, and no evil of the world can intrude on the paradise. This valley full of so much happiness many entertainers want to stay there forever; if they are allowed, they can never leave again. In the next couple of chapters Rasselas plans to escape the happy valley with Imlac and Nekayah. They discover so many new and interesting things. It turns out this world Rasselas was looking for isn’t what he had imagined. …show more content…
Johnson even describes the valley as being surrounded by beautiful mountains. It’s like Rasselas wasn’t even thankful for the things that he had in the happy valley. Yes, if I were Rasselas I would’ve wanted to see what was on the other side, but I don’t think I would’ve disliked it enough to find what was over that gate. Because Rasselas took his happy valley for granted as a college student I should not take anything for granted. I believe no one should take anything for granted because it could always be worse on the other side, so be blessed for what you do