Of Mice and Men Questions and Answers
by John Steinbeck

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What are the optimistic aspects in the novel Of Mice and Men? There are both elements of optimism and pessimism in the story, but I will be arguing for the optimistic side. Please refer to the text and its literary elements to support the points. :) Thank you.

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A firm believer in the Emersonian concept of the Oversoul, John Steinbeck projects the positivity of this eternal spirit by means of the fraternity of men, the friendships that are formed in his novella, Of Mice and MenOf course, the obvious example of this friendship which gives men hope is that of George and Lennie , whose mantra of their dream affords them comfort and consolidation.  When they include the desolated Candy, who has lost his only friend of a dog, there...

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