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    Candide was the first French satire published in French by the French writer Voltaire, who is known for both his enlightenment and his memory in writing. Produced work in every literary form, and his writings gave a reflection of freedom of expression, and freedom of religion. In his novel, he has been used as a sarcastic satire of Voltaire's philosophy and that sequencing the story in such a way that turned it into a comedy. The novel full of adventures filled frank journey around the world. Candide

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    Satire In Candide

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    from prison, Voltaire published Candide. Candide is full of satire and dark comedy that criticizes the church, nobility, philosophy, and the brutality of man. Voltaire, a deist, believed that it was impossible for man to know anything beyond his senses, so therefore Gods will is mysterious. Candide shows the ignorance people of certain belief systems hold and that everything is not for the best in this best of all possible world, like the main characters believe. Candide shows that sometimes bad things

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    Candide Satire

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    The satire Candide was written in 1758 and distributed in 1759 by Voltaire, a French philosophe who didn’t take anything too seriously. The quote “You’re a bitter man,” said Candide. “That’s because I’ve lived,” said Martin”(p. 59) shows the tension and differences between the pessimism of Martin and the philosophy of optimism indoctrinated into Candide by Pangloss. Candide begins as a full supporter of optimism because of his Professor, Pangloss, who taught him Leibniz optimism, but because of Martin

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    Candide Satire

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    that still has relevance in today’s society, Candide by Voltaire is a satirical and humorous piece that criticizes many elements of society. The novel was written to warn the public about the consequences of radical optimism, and this can be seen through the depiction of the main character: Candide. Candide, is a naïve and trusting young man who is banished from his home, but despite the fact that his life is filled with a series of bizarre disasters, Candide holds on to his optimism, giving the reader

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    Satire is used in literature to criticize or expose fraudulent activities within an individual or society. It ridicules the weaknesses one may have and in return, have it corrected. The purpose of using satire is not to amuse readers but to get a response from them that could possibly lead to a political and/or societal change. In Candide, the main character, Candide lived in the castle of Thunder-ten-tronckh in Westphalia, where money was no issue and everyone inside the castle had a pretty happy

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    In Candide by Voltaire, Candide is like any regular young man. A man, who is taught to know nothing but the best, and living in the Baron household you had a reputation to uphold. Now, Candide is young and naïve. Candide does not know any better, and is often caught lacking knowledge. Once, all the circumstances that happened in the household, Candide became a much more realistic individual- which portrays the meaning of the satire; optimism. Now a much wiser and wealthy Candide, how would Candide

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    Quezada English 10 November 7, 2016 Ms. Kalick/Carlton Candide’s Garden Candide is a satire written by Voltaire. Voltaire wrote it to poke fun at Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz’s idea of philosophical optimism, the belief that we live in the best of all worlds. Voltaire disagreed with this philosophy, a philosophy which Dr. Pangloss, a character from the satire, strongly believes in. Another philosophy that is stated in the satire is Candide’s, “but let us cultivate our garden”. To “cultivate [a] garden”

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    oltaire’s Candide provides an Enlightenment religious and social critique of the Old Regime though satire. In Candide, Voltaire depicts the hypocrisy of the religious leaders during the Old Regime time period along with the criticizing the idea that reason can overcome social turmoil. Voltaire creates “villains” that reveal the hypocrisy that is behind the Christian church of the Old Regime. The Grand Inquisitor is an important character that represents the hypocrisy of religious teachers. He threatens

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    Candide is a satire written by Voltaire, a French historian and philosopher who is known for criticizing the authority and the Catholic Church. He also dedicated his life to study literature and advocate the freedom of religion. Voltaire is the spiritual mentor and leader of the French Enlightenment in the eighteenth century and he believes that the power of reason and rational thought would lead people to a better social structure. This novel not only expressed Voltaire’s hatred of the Christian

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    Candide Satire Analysis

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    Voltaire presents his magnum opus Candide as a satirical assault onto Leibnizian optimism, a philosophy based on living in the best of all possible worlds. Voltaire uses Candide to satirize the foolishness of overarching optimism, and persuades the audience to examine the philosophy pragmatically. Moreover, Voltaire’s most cunning use of satire is in chapter four of Candide in which Pangloss and Candide reunite. This scene encapsulates the entirety of Voltaire’s opinion and does so by justifying

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