Download a PDF to print or study offline.

Study Guide
Cite This Study Guide

How to Cite This Study Guide

quotation mark graphic
MLA

Bibliography

Course Hero. "Candide Study Guide." Course Hero. 23 Sep. 2016. Web. 16 July 2018. <https://www.coursehero.com/lit/Candide/>.

In text

(Course Hero)

APA

Bibliography

Course Hero. (2016, September 23). Candide Study Guide. In Course Hero. Retrieved July 16, 2018, from https://www.coursehero.com/lit/Candide/

In text

(Course Hero, 2016)

Chicago

Bibliography

Course Hero. "Candide Study Guide." September 23, 2016. Accessed July 16, 2018. https://www.coursehero.com/lit/Candide/.

Footnote

Course Hero, "Candide Study Guide," September 23, 2016, accessed July 16, 2018, https://www.coursehero.com/lit/Candide/.

Candide | Chapter 7 | Summary

Share
Share

Summary

The old woman takes Candide home, dresses his wounds, and gives him food. Two days later she takes him to an "isolated house" where he is reunited with Cunégonde, who survived her rape and disembowelment. He tells Cunégonde what has happened to him since he left her father's estate, and she prepares to tell him her story.

Analysis

Pangloss was the first character to come back to life after an assumed death; Cunégonde is the second to be "resurrected." Though she has been raped and disemboweled, Candide is just as attracted to her as ever. Considering the importance of a woman's virginity in the 18th century, Candide's reaction is surprising. Most men would be put off, regardless of whether or not she was forced. But Candide is an optimist. According to the tenets of optimism, if God thought Cunégonde should be the victim of sexual violence, it is surely only for the best.

Documents for Chapter 7

View all

Questions for Chapter 7

View all
Please provide straight to the point answers. Thank you. 1. At the end of Chapter 5, Fitzgerald concludes with an observation by Nick about Gatsby's afternoon with Daisy. Reread the following passage
Do a power point only two slides about the irony of the bread and the irony of the train trip on chapter 7 of Ellie Wisel. The power point only needs two examples and the page number where you found t
Grade: 50 points (5%) Format: Use the block letter format in Figure A-3 in Appendix A; develop a letterhead for the hypothetical company Length: 2 pages (not including bibliography) References: Provid
Cite This Study Guide

information icon Have study documents to share about Candide? Upload them to earn free Course Hero access!