Voltaire's Candide: The Transformation of Candide Essay

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Voltaire's Candide: The Transformation of Candide Candide (1991), which is another version of "Voltaire" by French writer Francois-Marie Arouet, is a short but diverse story that tells of a young man's journey for love and the hardships he faces all the while keeping a very strong, positive and philosophical outlook on life. The book starts in an unknown year, hinted sometime around the Renaissance, with a young man named Candide. Candide loves the princess of a Baron and is banished from the land because of it. Wanting so much to be with his love, he starts his travels to find some way that he can be with her. Right from the start Candide falls into trouble. From being forced to join an army, to seeing and loosing his love again,…show more content…
This quote, said by Pangaloss, is said to show Candide that the world isn't perfect and that it will never be perfect. This helps Candide realize that things happen because nothing is perfect. On a trip to Libson an old woman sees him and leads him to an old house where he sees Cunegonde. He tells of his misfortunate journey and weeps on her shoulder. "I love you with all my heart, but my soul is still full of fright," (23) Cunegonde says. This quote puts doubt, of the reason of happenings, in Candide's heart because he can't understand why she is so frightful of the future. This has a negative effect on thoughts. Since her owners won't let her go, Candide kills them. Running from the police they flee to Avacena where Candide joins another army. He then sails to Buenos Ayers where he is tracked down and forced to leave his love behind, in service of the Governor, while he flees further. He comes upon the town of El Dorado where he is unable to leave for months. After a long stay he is finally able to leave, so he takes off to reclaim Cunegonde. As gifts, the people gave the two great fortunes packed by great red sheep. All sheep but two were lost on the journey to the nearest town. "Oh Pangaloss! Thou hadst not

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