John Steinbeck 's Of Mice And Men And The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian ``

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Where does optimism and hope come from? Being optimistic means being hopeful and having confidence that positive things will happen in the future. Friendship, hope, and loyalty lead to optimism. With that, responsibility helps to conclude and achieve those personal ambitions. “Of Mice and Men”, by John Steinbeck, and “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”, by Sherman Alexie, make a perfect description of optimism and loyalty, and how friendships can be tested with a difficult situation where one person risks everything to help the other. There is nothing stronger than two optimistic friends that dream of a better future and a better life. In John Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men, George describes to Lennie their friendship: “With us it ain’t like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us. We don’t have to sit in no bar room blowin’ in our jack jus’ because we got no place else to go. If them other guys gets in jail they can rot for all anybody gives a damn. But not us” (14). Through these words, Lennie gets excited and discovers that they have got each other for everything. George describes that they are different from other workers, that they are real friends and they will succeed. They do not have to worry about other people, they just have to plan their way for a better future. Steinbeck describes that success corroborates with friendship. George describes to Lennie what is it going to be in their future, a story that…

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