Optimism Essay Examples

Optimism in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath is a novel written by John Steinbeck. In the bulk of modern literature, it is consider a masterful epic unmatched in the realm of the written word. The novel centers around a family of workers who are immigrants — The Joads. When the novel takes place they are in California attempting… View Article

Optimism and Health Benefits

“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” This quote from Victor Hugo is a perfect example of optimism. When someone is optimistic, they have a disposition or tendency to look on the more favorable side of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome. Optimism is simply a mental… View Article

Becoming an optimist

During my twenty fifth birthday anniversary which was held last Friday my partner of five years and who is also a doctor caused me to spend the day in a very sad mood. This was due to her failing to show up completely in the ceremony that was organized by my buddies to congratulate me… View Article

Optimism In Voltaire’s Candide

Gottfried Leibniz was, among other things, a philosopher and was best known for his philosophy on optimism. Leibniz believed that there existed a supernatural being who created and controlled the world. He further espoused that this being was perfect and being a perfect being could not make anything imperfect. Leibniz was himself a mathematician and… View Article


“Think positive. ” This is a suggestion that people often make to those who are worried or troubled by certain things. People who are diagnosed with serious or terminal illnesses are encouraged to maintain a positive outlook. They are encouraged to fight their illness by thinking that they will be cured. The rationale behind these… View Article

Being an Optimistic Person

What does optimism mean? Basically, it means focusing on the positive aspects of life. I consider myself to be an optimist because I always hope and expect events and plans, and everything surrounding me to turn out well, and that I look with a smile, positive attitude on the future. I’m absolutely sure that being… View Article

The Great Gatsby- Nick’s Attitude

Nick’s attitude towards Gatsby may seem to be ambiguous because of varying tones he uses in his narration. But when one analyzes the speaker’s implied tone through the use of specific and individual words, it is evident that Nick had a clear stance and view of Gatsby, both before and after his death. This paper… View Article