Who are the optimists of the novel and why?
Voltaire wrote Candide to rival against the pessimism that had arisen after the earthquake. It explored many different thought processes from the characters in the story. Candide was an innocent character that held onto the beliefs of his mentor Dr. Pangloss that everything that happened in the world was because of cause and effect. Dr. Pangloss had the belief that they lived in the best of all possible worlds and had a very strong...