There was more joy in Candide at finding this one sheep…(Voltaire, p.
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Voltaire’s Candide can be understood in several ways by its audience.
In Candide, Voltaire sought to point out the fallacy of Gottfried William von Leibniz’s philosophy by criticizing worldly superiority, the theory of optimism, and the brutality of war.
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Famous as a playwright and essayist, Voltaire’s Candide is the book where he tries to point out the fallacy of Gottfried William von Leibniz's theory of Optimism.
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Although he may be mistaken that all wars are equally senseless and avoidable, Voltaire is correct in showing that war inevitably produces atrocities, which makes for hell on earth. In support of these statements, let's examine Voltaire's accurate description of human selfishness. An example would be the behavior of the sailor who Pangloss and Candide met on their voyage to Lisbon. This sailor was rescued fr...
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Upon delving into Candide by Voltaire I was lured in by its display of ridiculously brutal situations that dramatized the many evils of human experience.
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(3) Voltaire, Candide. a. Text. Translation in the pubic domain. VOLTAIRE Candide; or Optimism translated from the German of DoctorRalph with the additions which were found in the Doctor=s pocket