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What is the meaning of “[…] but let us cultivate our garden”? Justify your answer using specific examples. Do not just use generalities. (250 words)When Candide said “[…]but let us cultivate our garden”, he was replying to Pangloss who wouldsometimes say that their current reality, where Candide, Pangloss, and their entourage of friends are workingon the farm together, is the “best of all possible worlds” and could not have happened if it wasn’t for the specificevents of the story such as how Candide killed the Inquisitor, stabbed the Baron, traveled to America, etc. Thisis an example of Leibnitz’s philosophy that both Candide and Panglossed had espoused earlier in the novel, asit is another example of how despite the many travesties experienced by the duo, their world as they know it isstill the best possible outcome. Candide saying “All that is very well but let us cultivate our garden” shows thatin contrast to earlier in the novel when Candide was very much into the metaphysical, Candide is now muchmore disciplined and is concerned with the more mundane and practical details of his existence rather thanlooking deeper and examining the nature of the world surrounding him. An example earlier during the novel ofCandide’s enthusiasm for the metaphysical was when Pangloss was discussing his beliefs and Candide wasarrested for listening “with an air of approbation”, resulting in the scene where Candide was publicly flogged.Another example of Candide’s enthusiasm for the metaphysical was when he would actively try to challengeMartin and his pessimism, as it contradicted with Candide’s optimism; this can be seen when he wagered thatPaquette, Brother Giroflee, and Pocourante would be happy with their life rather than sad. As the gardenis all Candide has now in the present, since his diamonds were taken by the Jews, his statement “[…] butlet us cultivate our garden” means that one should focus on their immediate surroundings and whatdirectly impacts them in the present.