Candide then meets a beggar who is suffering from a disfiguring disease and soon discovers that the

Candide then meets a beggar who is suffering from a disfiguring disease and soon discovers that the

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Unformatted text preview: Candide then meets a beggar who is suffering from a disfiguring disease and soon discovers that the beggar is Doctor Pangloss. Pangloss recounts his recent experiences, including the death of the baron and his family at the hands of soldiers. In spite of Pangloss's condition and the horrors around him, the good doctor still believes in philosophical optimism. The Anabaptist sees to it that Pangloss is cured, and then takes him and Candide to Lisbon via ship. When a storm blows up, the Anabaptist is killed trying to save a sailor; the ship later breaks up, leaving Candide, Pangloss, and the rescued sailor as the only survivors. No sooner do they land on the Lisbon shore than an earthquake shakes the city; in response, church leaders decide to show an auto-da-f, or act of faith, which includes a sacrifice of people. Pangloss is hanged, but Candide survives, helped by an old woman.sacrifice of people....
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