Candide, by Voltaire - Short answer questions

Candide, by Voltaire - Short answer questions - Kent-Drury...

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Kent-Drury English 420 Voltaire's Candide Questions for the whole book As you read, make a list of features you notice that provide answers to the following questions. Pay close attention to (1) parallel narratives and events; (2) contradictions between what the characters say, what they do, and what just happens; (3) implied comparisons (i.e., between the experiences of the women, the depiction of various religious groups, etc.) 1. Candide is a satire. What exactly is being satirized, and what makes the satire successful? 2. Candide is also a picaresque novel. Based upon your knowledge of this genre, analyze how well Candide fits. 3. Candide is also a takeoff on the exploration/travel/captivity narrative genres. What elements of these genres do you notice? 4. Candide has a number of mentors during the course of the novel (Pangloss, Cacambo, and Martin). What are these mentors like? What are their views? Does Candide change in response to what they say?
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Kent-Drury 2 5. How are the following depicted, and what does Voltaire want us to think about them? a.
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