Analysis Of Voltaire 's ' Candide ' And ' The Narrow Road On The Deep North Peace '

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The works Candide, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, and The French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen demonstrate a growing belief in the power of writing to change the world. All texts, through writing and power of language, recommend a more peaceful world. In Basho’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North peace comes from appreciating nature and accepting inner spirituality; to make the world more peaceful, one must appreciate nature. France’s National Assembly’s Declaration of Rights of Man and the Citizen, peace comes from removing unequal laws and that to make the world more peaceful, everyone must have equal rights. In Voltaire’s Candide, peace comes when you recognize that humans are flawed, and that life continues despite difficulties.
In Candide, Voltaire uses bad events leading up to a better life in the ending. Voltaire satires optimism and uses the character Candide to emphasis human imperfection. At the end of chapter 21, Candide and Martin question people 's suffering in the world. They question the origins of suffering, and the causes of suffering. Candide states, “Do you believe that men have always massacred one another as they do today? That they have always been liars, traitors, ingrates, thieves’, weaklings, sneaks, cowards...”(Arouet 391).Martin then compares these men to pigeons being eaten by hawks. He states, “If hawks have always had the same character, why do you suppose that men have changed?.”(Arouet 391) Voltaire uses the analogy…

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