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After the terrible carnage

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After the terrible carnage, Te Deums were sung in each camp: the properties were carefully  observed — thus Voltaire's view of "glorious war." One other quite amusing and effective use of euphemism deserves to be noticed. In the first chapter,  the beautiful and innocent Cun é gonde observed Pangloss and Paquette in a most compromising  situation. Voltaire successfully strove to avoid calling a spade a spade: "One day as Cun é gonde was walking near the castle in the little wood known as "the park", she saw  Doctor Pangloss in the bushes, giving a lesson in experimental physics to her mother's  chambermaid, a very pretty and docile little brunette. Since Lady Cun é gonde was deeply interested  in the sciences, she breathlessly observed the repeated experiments that were performed before her  eyes. She clearly saw the doctor's sufficient reason, and the operation of cause and effect." Exaggeration, understatement, and euphemism obviously lend themselves to caricature and parody,  of which we now take particular notice. Out-and-out caricature is apparent in the characterizations, 
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