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    represents much more than just that. Going by his pen name Voltaire, Francois uses a manifold of symbols such as the garden throughout his satirical novel Candide. This novel express Voltaire’s wit by frequently exploiting the nature of humans to examine others’ circumstances and lifestyles to be better than that of their own. Although Candide is a satirical irony throughout, Voltaire discloses one of his beliefs through his protagonist character near the end that one…

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    Voltaire has a comical imagination that catches the attention of his readers. He displays his comical imagination in his book, Candide. In his comical imagination, he shows Candide as well as his friends throughout the book. Voltaire uses a picaresque narrative style to depict the adventures of the hero and proganist of the book, Candide. Voltaire writes Candide using a picaresque narrative. Picaresque narratives are developed in Spain. It’s characterized by a form of prose fiction…

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    their ideas of positivity and moral. The Story of Candide, written by Voltaire illustrates those challenges as the main protagonist Candide stumbles upon various figures and misfortunes that illustrates the flaws in optimism. Seeing that optimism is focused on hope and happiness, Voltaire purposely places Candide in scenarios where he faces tragedy, but continues to believe that all is for the best. Voltaire makes it clear that his work on Candide is nothing more than a parody, rather ask the…

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    During the Enlightenment period the philosophers began questioning various topics; one of which they challenged is religion. In his novel Candide, Enlightenment thinker Voltaire criticizes the religious beliefs of the times. In fact, organized religion is one of the largest target of critique in Candide. His criticism of religion is carried out throughout the entire plot through the corruption of the church, ironic religious figures, and utopian-like beliefs. By generating characters and…

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    another aspect of the human condition. In Voltaire’s Candide, the reader is taken on a journey with an innocent boy who has the hardships and brutalities of the world revealed to him over the course of the book. Along the way, the main character, Candide, encounters an old woman who has lived a full life in that she has lived at both ends of the wealth spectrum. As they become better acquainted with one another, she recounts her life story to Candide and Miss Cunégonde. Her story is similarly…

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    Systems in Candide In the novel Candide by Voltaire, the literary term system is prevalent throughout the second half of the novel. A system is defined as an attempt often simplified to control our perception of a complex idea or situation to make it easier to understand. As Candide progresses through the novel the system of wealth becomes his idea to the key of happiness. However, the reader can infer from the text that wealth is just a temporary and never fully beneficial. The most obvious…

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    At the climax of Voltaire’s novel Candide, the main character Candide’s wife Cunegonde is enslaved in another country against her will. “A Bulgarian captain came in, saw me all bleeding, and the solder not in the least disconcerted. The captain flew into a passion at the disrespectful behavior of the brute, and slew him on my body.”(17) This image portrays Cunegonde being sexually abused and rescued by a member of the Bulgarian Army. This depicts the common theme between all of the female…

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    Voltaire was one of the most influential philosophers and writers of the Enlightenment, and one of his most famous works is, Candide. Candide was written in 1759 as a work of satire that attacked society and represented Enlightenment ideas. Although Voltaire became very famous through his philosophic works, he was unpopular with some monarchs, and was even exiled from several places for attacking rulers. Voltaire uses this work mainly to attack European society through corrupt rulers and how…

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    Candide by Voltaire is an incredibly captivating novel with real world influences that help establish the work’s core themes. The trail of destruction left by the earthquake in Lisbon was of cataclysmic proportions; Candide and Pangloss were in awe as they were surrounded by death and devastation. I interpret this event as essentially, one of the first of many turning points in Candide’s attitude. More specifically, the earthquake forces Candide to replace his absolute optimism with a…

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    Voltaire’s Candide Through the 17th and 18th centuries, a European intellectual movement started where developments in art, philosophy, and politics took off. The Enlightenment, as it was called, revolutionized the intellectual and political ways of thinking in Europe. From the movement, came out many men such as: Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Baron de Montesquieu, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Denis Diderot and others who contributed greatly during this time of the enlightened. François-Marie Arouet,…

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