It’s a normal experience when people feel happy, but it is complicated to compare who is happier between two different person. There are 2 characters in two different literal fictions，one is Iqbal in the novel, Iqbal by Francesco D’Adamo and the other one is Oliver in Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. When people review these characters‘ whole-life path，from their childhood，to their death, It is easier for readers to compare who is happier. So according to this kind of thoughts ，the first reason why Iqbal was much happier than Oliver is because Iqbal had a direct meaningful life goal that kept him moving on and on. The second reason why Iqbal was much happier than Oliver Twist is because Iqbal worked harder to achieve his aim so he could controlled his life more completely. The third reason why Iqbal was much more happier than Oliver Twist is because Iqbal’s overall contribution was more significant even when he passed away.
The first reason why Iqbal was much happier than Oliver is because Iqbal had a direct and more meaningful life goal that kept him moving on and on, while Oliver didn’t really have a life objective that could guide him when he was young. Having a lifelong dream to lead people’s whole life is an essential reason to be happy. In the novel, Iqbal was a child labour who worked hard for a dusty carpet factory. At first, he didn’t have a choice to be happy there, but he refused to accept his fate, instead, he had a dream. That was to “free the kids who were still stuck behind the looms”(39) . He realized that It was unfair for innocent and uneducated children to keep in bondage and he made up his mind to make a revolution on child labor and saved their youth, that is to say, he had got a direct and meaningful life goal which was not only for himself but also for all the child labour at that time. He had faith in himself and didn’t even fear of anyone who was against on his way for justice. But when people look at Oliver, the fact that he had never found any life goal to follow, this was contrast sharply with Iqbal’s aim. All Oliver wished to do was hoping for a better life passively. He had never thought about changing his life on his own,not speaking of any dream in his mind. In conclusion, since Iqbal had a direct and wonderful dream that kept inspiring him going forward, he was happier than Oliver on this point.
The second reason why Iqbal is much happier than Oliver Twist is because Iqbal worked harder to achieve his aim so he could control his life more completely. In this way, even he had faced more difficulties and more enemies than Oliver. He enjoyed every minute when he was fighting for his dream in order to make it come true. At first, “he told the local police about the abuse, but they just took him back to factory ”(94), but he didn’t lose his faith and gave up. Afterwards, he finally run away from the evil carpet factory and began to realize his fantastic，selfless dream. “he wanted everyone to know that no one has the right to enslave another human being, and he actually achieved that by giving speech all over the world. His campaign against child labor definitely made him feel proud and blessed, because he had make a difference in millions people’s hearts. However, for Oliver, he didn’t actually control his life ever. He was always helped or hurt by others and it seems that he never showed any ability to master his own life. How could a human being feel happy if they couldn’t handle himself? Therefore, Iqbal was no doubt happier than Oliver because Iqbal worked harder to achieve his aim and he could controlled his life more completely.
The third reason why Iqbal was much more happier than Oliver Twist is because Iqbal’s overall contribution was more significant and people will remember him forever even after he passed away. When he was gunned down and killed at home, Iqbal’s dream exploded with a single shotgun blast. However, his campaign against child labor...