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Candide Exile Essay Essay

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Julie Chandara 
AP Literature and Composition 
16 October, 2014 
When one is exiled from his or her home, the absence from their native land may change  them for the good, or for the worse​
 While exile is both an “ enriching experience” and an “  essential sadness” indicated by Edward Said, the two contradictory statements seem to fall into  place and come together​
. ​
In the novella, ​
, Voltaire demonstrates this immaculately 
through the protagonist, Candide, and properly portrays the alienation and enrichment through  his understandings and encounters with various characters​ .​
 While driven away from his home in 
Westphalia, Candide gradually grows as a character and is tainted by evils of society, while also  experiencing enriching forms of phi...

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