Little wonder that Candide

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Little wonder that Candide, reviewing all the things that had happened since he was turned out of the  baron's castle, should wonder what other worlds were like if this one was the best. As he was being  flogged and preached to, absolved, and blessed, an old woman appeared. She bade him to take  courage and then to follow her. In these chapters, Voltaire especially attacked intolerance, injustice, and cruelty in the Church as he  saw it. Once more he made a tacit plea for the use of reason and the rejection of superstition. He  first leveled his critical guns at individual members of the Church who ignored their sacerdotal vows  and failed to follow vocation. The social disease that Pangloss caught from Paquette was traced to a  "very learned Franciscan" and later to a Jesuit. There are anti-religious satire and a rejection of the 
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course ENGLISH 1001 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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