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Candide Or Optimism Essay

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Felicia Russell
ENG 209
SW2
The Tale of Cunegonde
Chapter eight of the story “Candide, or Optimism” written by Voltaire, is the tale of Cunegonde after Candide discovered her to be alive, despite what he was told. Cunegonde’s story is very intense and full of unfortunate events. One of the most dreadful things that happened, we learned in the chapter before, that Cunegonde retells is the murder of her family by the Bulgars. In this instance, Voltaire adds some satire because the Bulgars knew that he had escaped from them. Candide may have gotten away, but left Thunder-Ten-Tronckh, Cu...

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