Candidereadingquestions Essay

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1. What is “metaphysico-theologo-cosmolo-nigology”?
Pangloss teaches metaphysico-theologo-cosmolonigology. Pangloss states that the world is the best of all possible worlds in which all is well and all is for the best. Voltaire writes “He could prove that there is no effect without a cause; and, that in this best of all possible worlds, the Baron’s castle was the most magnificent of all castles, and My Lady the best of all possible baronesses.”
Voltaire is using satire of his made up profession. By making Pangloss teach
Candide this made up profession of “metaphysico-theologo-cosmolonigology”
Pangloss is not teaching Candide anything useful. The word metaphysico-theologo-cosmolonigology sounds super complex but in reality it is
meaningless
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The sex slave is a character clearly viewed in a negative manner. Voltaire writes
Candide viewing sexual assaults and how it affects the character's: personality, aspects, and emotions. In particular with Cunégonde. Women are always sexually abused by men within this story, Voltaire portrays women as weak and sex is their only really desire which causes the brute force and weakness within them. He continually makes fun of how women’s sexual fantasies and then how it’s played out in reality. The women are mislead on where sex drives them into becoming the typical stereotype that several people play out women to be, sex workers (prostitutes), worn down old lady, and gold digger. This is how the women in Candide are viewed and its because of the sex drive that is believed to cause this in the females of the story. Sex is viewed as a fantasy driver that can never be fully met and causes problems for themselves. th 9. How does Voltaire portray El Dorado ? How does it differ from 18
C. Europe, and what are the religious beliefs of the people? Why does Candide decide to leave? (See #8 for a hint.)

Candide leaves for Cunegonde (sex). El Dorado differs from Europe in that they don’t have a religion, have no need for material wealth, and all work together cohesively, instead of warring over pieces of land.
10. What is the significance of the “six kings” (Chap. 26)
The six kings were thrown in to the story for Voltair to make a point

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