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Francois-Marie Arouet De Voltaire the son of a notary was born on November 21st 1694 in Paris In 1704 he was enrolled to the Jesuit College of Louis-le-grande to study law but he remained there until his seventeenth year Voltaire quickly chose literature as a career He began moving in aristocratic circles and soon became known in Paris as a brilliant and sarcastic wit During his life he spend some time in Bastille for writing satiric verses about the aristocracy He wrote many tragedies comedies and few philosophical works Candide is one of satirical and philosophical novels written by Voltaire The main character Candide is an innocent man who after struggles to survive in the mad and evil world learns that irrational ideas taught to him about being optimistic everything is for the best are not always true The main theme which is presented throughout the novel is optimism Out of every unfortunate situation in the story Pangloss his philosopher-teacher has advised Candide that everything in this world happens for the best because Private misfortunes contribute to the general good so that the more private misfortunes there are the more we find that all is well Pangloss tries to defend his theories by determining the positive from the negative situations and by showing that misfortunes bring some privileges As Candide grows up whenever misfortune happens Pangloss would turn the situation around bringing out good in it Pangloss is a very hopeful character in the story because he refuses to accept bad He is also somewhat nave and believes that he could make the world a better place by spreading his theories on optimism When Candide had met up with Pangloss after a long period of time Pangloss said that he was almost hanged than dissected than beaten Candide asked the philosopher if he still thought that everything was for the best and Pangloss replied that he still held his original views No matter how little
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