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Unformatted text preview: along but in Candid this was not the case. Voltaire definitely took this book to the extremes in trying to prove his points of Deism. The idea that god made earth and then just let it run with out intervening or getting involved is Deism. Voltaire proves Deism throughout this book by throwing Candid many burdens he can barely handle. Candid is surprisingly optimistic about each hardship he has to go through and he keeps on going. I think it was a nice twist when we find out that Cunegonde is still alive, this puts a much needed happy surprise into the story. This book seems almost like a tragedy to me, with everyone dying and all the different hardships they are going through, its hard to look at the positives but somehow the characters remain optimistic...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course HUMN 1020 taught by Professor Voss,fred during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.
- Spring '08
- Candide, Pangloss