Compare And Contrast Candide And Cross

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Love can make us do crazy things. It can take us on life changing journeys, sometimes even journeys that take us across the world. Love can sometimes weigh us down, if it isn’t good for us or returned to us. It can hinder our judgements or even alter our beliefs altogether. But in the end we must decide if love is worth the ups and downs. Whether we should put ourselves, our very hearts, on the line in the hopes of finding a love that will endure a lifetime. In this paper I will explain the journeys that two individuals toke in life and the love that they sought after. You will see the different outcomes of these people who put themselves and others lives on the line in the hopes of finding a love that would be returned to them. Candide and Lt. Cross both journeyed across the world with only the thought of love on their minds. They allowed it to cloud their judgements, and lead them through many trials. End the end both Candide and Cross were forced to chose between the love of someone that might not possibly love them back, or to move on.
Both Candide and Cross carried the love for a woman with them on their journeys. This love can be
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Candide allowed his devotion to Cunegund and respect for Pangloss’ teachings to cloud his knowledge and judgement of just how harsh and unfair the world can be.Cross was forced to endure the harsh realities of life in the war, but he used his love for Martha to dull the reality of war, and dwelled in the fantasies he had of a life with Martha. Cross’ love for Martha cost Lavender his life. Cross realized that Martha wasn’t going to return his love, so he pulled himself together and became a proper leader for his

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