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Living in the castle in Westphalia, Candide’s realm of knowledge encompasses the ideas presented to him by Pangloss, his tutor, who believes that the world they inhabit is the “best of all possible worlds.” (Voltaire 15) Candide carries the optimism of Pangloss’ belief with him as he is banished from his castle and enters an uncharted terrain.

Many of Voltaire’s works were popular in Europe during his time, yet it is his satire, Candide, which is still studied today.
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Book review -- By Voltaire – CANDIDE - Webster University

Voltaire concludes Candide by having Candide discover the Turk’s truth to life - "…the work keeps us from three great evils, boredom, vice and poverty." (584) Candide and his band of followers consider these words and decide that they "must cultivate their garden." Even when the entire group has accepted the pastoral lifestyle, finding contentment, Pangloss the Optimist attempts to prove how all their prior misfortunes were parts of the necessary chain of events for them to reach happiness.

Voltaire makes Candide an interesting and entertaining book, but also uses it to ridicules the optimism of the enlightenment.
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The French Revolution was considered a time of positive change, and Voltaire’s philosophical works affected the beginning of the time period by urging the acceptance of new theories.

Upon publication of his most famous work, Candide, the author Voltaire saw plenty of criticism for the authorities the story questioned....
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