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Candide: Optimism
The book Candide by Voltaire is about a man that gets into some tight spots but he stays optimistic throughout all the trials. The Baron banished Candide from his castle for kissing his daughter, Cunégonde, a woman he claimed to love. After, he had been forced into joining the Bulgarian army; he experiences the hardships of war. He then leaves for Holland. There meets Jacques the Anabaptist, and finds the philosopher and his teacher, Dr. Pangloss. Who has turned into a beggar with a deadly disease. Pangloss tells him that the Bulgarians raped and disemboweled Cunégonde. Next, Candide, Jacques, and Pangloss sail to Lisbon, but during their journey a storm destroys the ship. The Anabaptist drowns, an...

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