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Danny was a poor paisano living in Tortilla Flat with a quest to find ultimate happiness His search for delight plays a big role in the novel Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck Dannys friends accompany him in his search for a happy life as well as a life filled with wine and excitement All of Dannys life changes at a rapid pace and he finds out that happiness is not always the key to a life full of excitement A long quest for a joyful life takes place in the novel but it is all spoiled by a devastating and tragic event at the end Danny is poor and is just back from serving many years in the army He is homeless and he thrives from the leftovers of other people His friends are all scattered throughout the world and he is alone in Tortilla Flat until he runs into an old friend named Pilon Pilon has a bottle of whisky so Danny naturally wants to be friends with him again They drink the night away and realize they want to be happy not live miserable lives Danny in a state of drunkenness then faintly remembers that he had just inherited two houses Pilon in disbelief doesnt know what to say but then he utters one word Whorehouses Dannys quest for happiness then begins although all he can think about are his new houses The next day Danny finds his houses and rents one to Pilon for fifteen dollars a month This gives Danny a reason to rejoice because now he can make some income Pilon is also pleased because he has a shelter but he knows he will never be able to pay rent One part of Dannys fulfillment of happiness is giving Pilon a nice life Since Pilon is happy one part of Dannys quest for happiness is immediately fulfilled After many months Pilon has not paid the rent so he rents out
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