The first thing to be noted is the adroit way in which Voltaire effects his transitions to a new epi

The first thing to be noted is the adroit way in which Voltaire effects his transitions to a new epi

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Unformatted text preview: The first thing to be noted is the adroit way in which Voltaire effects his transitions to a new episode and how he maintains suspense. The old woman appears like a deus ex machina just at the critical moment when Candide had no idea which way to turn. Note further the time that elapsed and Candide's repeated inquiries before the discovery of Cungonde's identity. Next, it is apparent that the experiences of Cungonde, in their violence and melodramatic quality, parallel those of Candide and provide counterpoint. In character also, the two lovers complement each other. Both continued to revere Doctor Pangloss; although Cungonde was beginning to feel much less sure than Candide, neither completely abandoned the optimistic philosophy inculcated by their mentor. Note that Candide's discovery of Cungonde parallels his discovery of Pangloss: he had thought that both were dead. With fine irony, Voltaire had Cungonde say that it pleased Heaven had thought that both were dead....
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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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The first thing to be noted is the adroit way in which Voltaire effects his transitions to a new epi

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