Candide by Voltaire 2

Candide by Voltaire 2 - 988 My book report is on Candide by...

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988 My book report is on Candide by Voltaire and consists of 326 pages. Voltaire's Candide is the story of an innocent man's experiences in a mad and evil world, and his struggle to achieve happiness without having to work and taking the easy way out of all situations. Everyone has to work and eventually they will achieve happiness and joy but in Candide's case, after a long and difficult struggle in which Candide is forced to overcome misfortune to find happiness, he concludes that all is not that easy and that he must work in order to find even a small amount of pleasure in life. Candide grows up in the Castle of Westphalia and is taught by the learned philosopher, Dr. Pangloss. Candide is abruptly exiled from the castle when found kissing the Baron's daughter, Cunegonde. Devastated by the separation from Cunegonde, his true love, Candide sets out to different places in the hope of finding her and achieving total happiness. On his journey, he faces a number of misfortunes, among them being tortured during army training, yet he continues to believe that there is a "cause and effect" for everything. Candide is reunited with Cunegonde, and regains a life of prosperity, but soon all is taken away, including his beloved Cunegonde. He travels on, and years later he finds her again, but she is now fat and ugly. His wealth is all gone and so is his love for the Baron's daughter. Throughout Candide, we see how accepting situations and not trying to change or overcome obstacles
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course EDS 103 taught by Professor White during the Spring '10 term at E. Kentucky.

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