Voltaire introduced an amusing bit of irony in his choice of names in this section

Voltaire introduced an amusing bit of irony in his choice of names in this section

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Voltaire introduced an amusing bit of irony in his choice of names in this section. Candide described  Friar Giroflée as one on whose face the flower of youth shone. The friar's name means "gillyflower";  that of Paquette means "daisy." The author also satirizes the individual who entered the religious life  by default and was anything but a dedicated spirit. Friar Giroflée was one of the many younger sons  in better class families, who, according to the law of primogeniture, could not inherit their father's  estate. Their only recourse was to try to find places in one of the Three Estates — the military, the  government, the Church. They could not lower themselves by becoming farmers or tradesmen. Little  wonder that many who entered the Church were utter misfits.
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