Optimism (See also Hope.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Optimism (See also Hope.)

  1. Bontemps, Roger personification of cheery contentment. [Fr. Lit.: “Roger Bontemps” in Walsh Modern, 66]
  2. Candide beset by inconceivable misfortunes, hero indifferently shrugs them off. [Fr. Lit.: Candide]
  3. Micawber, Mr. sanguine gentleman, constantly “waiting for something to turn up.” [Br. Lit.: David Copperfield
  4. Pangloss, Dr. Candide’s incurably optimistic tutor. [Fr. Lit.: Candide]
  5. Pollyanna always finds something to be glad about. [Am. Lit.: Pollyanna; Am. Cinema: Pollyanna in Disney Films, 170–172]