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    Have you ever felt the pressures of trying to fit in with the ever-changing trends and fads within your peer group? These pressures can be difficult enough to handle just within a small group of friends or a community, let alone the magnifying glass of the entire country and world. Many celebrities and professional athletes are subject to these scenarios every day of their lives by having their every move watched and every word listened to by millions. The pressures felt by these men and women include more than what brand of clothing they wear, what kind of car they drive, or what kind of food they eat; they have to be conscious of even the simplest day-to-day choices that they make including whom they are seen associating with or where…

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    Miley Cyrus Essay Thesis

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    A Calculated Metamorphosis When the words “Disney Starlet” come to mind, what does the average person picture? Who do they envision? If millennials were asked this question ten years ago, a blonde haired, bubbly, Miley Cyrus, also known as Hannah Montana, would have come to mind for many. Ten years later, she portrays quite the opposite persona, going from Disney darling to outspoken, edgy it girl. Thesis (last sentence/ play around with this/ topic +claim + reasoning): Miley Cyrus elects to…

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    conditions by applying rational thoughts to natural happenings. Voltaire depicted the ideas of the Enlightenment but was satirized into his novella, Candide. Through his novella Candide, Voltaire added his personal thoughts by criticizing the nobility, philosophies, the church, and the cruelty. Voltaire attacks the idea of optimism. Candide is a story about a young man’s adventures throughout the world, where he witnesses evil and disasters. Throughout…

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    metaphysico-theologico-cosmoloonigology. He proved admirably that there cannot possibly be an effect without a cause and that in this best of all possible worlds the Baron’s castle was the best of all castles and his wife the best of all possible Baronesses. It is clear, said he, that things cannot be otherwise than they are, for since everything is made to serve an end, everything necessarily serves the best end. Observe: noses were made to support spectacle, hence we have spectacles. Legs, as…

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    Optimism In Candide

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    Leibznizian Optimism was a popular philosophical theory during the Enlightenment era. It manifests itself within Voltaire’s narrative as the teachings of Pangloss. It is Pangloss’ belief that “things cannot be otherwise than they are, for since everything is made to serve an end, everything necessarily serves the best end” (CITATION NEEDED), or that everything is for the best. However, there are many instances when this philosophy prevents the characters of Candide from making rational…

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    author Voltaire chooses to end his book with the words, “we must cultivate our garden,” this ending line to the book had a pessimistic connotation. This line implies that in order to really progress in the world you need to focus on ways to fix yourself rather than focusing on ways to engage with others in order to find ways to fix the world. Two characters in Candide who portray the meaning of this line throughout the story are Candide and Pangloss. Both Candide and Pangloss face different…

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    Candide as a word means honest and . The name itself gives quite a lot of incite as to the personality of Candide. In the early passages, Candide is depicted as very naïve and unable to think for himself, but compassionate and loyal. Candide’s naivety is very well depicted in the first chapters. He is instructed by Pangloss, who he innocently believes to be “the greatest philosopher of….. the whole world.” He accepts Pangloss’s optimistic teachings as truth beyond question. After he is taken…

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    Pangloss’s philosophy about life stated that, “things cannot be otherwise: for, since everything was made for a purpose, everything is necessarily for the best purpose” (Voltaire, pg. 18). Pangloss, too becomes familiar with the outside world, but maintains an optimism towards life that blinds him of reality. Pangloss was nearly hanged, imprisoned, beaten, and close to being dissected, but even after all of those events Pangloss still believed that everything was for the best in this world.…

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    optimism; there are many instances that indicate this in the text, especially surrounding the Eldorado episode. Optimism is the idea that God created the “best of all possible worlds” (Leibniz 228), and that the presence of evil is not something that God cooperates in but is something that God merely permits and directs at good (183). He makes the assumption that “we have no need of revealed faith to know that there is such a sole principle of things…

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    winds up plainly both a distance reason that permits her connect with different characters in the story, however it is likewise the motivation behind why the Gods stay and afterward clear out. The defective framework has transformed most characters into casualties of a free enterprise world. The play The Good Person of Szechwan: Political, Dramaturgical and Pedagogic Concerns, compels the perusers/gathering of people to work out thoughts of goodness from the middle of this large number, and…

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