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...