Voltaire's "Candide".

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"The Candide"

Voltaire's Candide is the story of an innocent man's experiences and adventures in a mad and evil world of disaster, his struggle to survive in that world, and his need to ultimately accept these struggles. Candide is naïve and accepts anything that he is told, totally trusting. Everyone experience difficult times in life and must overcome obstacles, both natural and man-made in order to eventually achieve happiness. After a long and difficult struggle in which Candide is forced to overcome misfortune to find happiness, he concludes that everything is not as good as it seems the way Dr. Pangloss, his tutor had taught him. He taught Candide that everything that happens is for the best so Candide believe it just because it was coming from such a great teacher, but everyone around him did not accept that theory "It is demonstrable," said he, "that things cannot be otherwise than they are; for as all things have been created for some.......for

the end (Voltaire 311).Candide grew up in the Castle of Westphalia and was taught by one of the greatest philosopher of the whole world, Dr. Pangloss. Candide is exiled from the castle because of his love for the Baron's daughter Cunegonde, in which he was found kissing (Voltaire 312). He then sets out to different places in the hope of finding her and getting total happiness. Voltaire refused to believe that what happens is always for the best. Voltaire shows the primary concerns during the period of Enlightenment, but also criticizes certain aspects of the movement. He attacks the idea that good prevails over evil because he believes that human beings perpetrate evil. He laughs at Candide for believing all the corruption that is occurring and religious intolerance (Voltaire 314). Candide is Voltaire's answer...