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Compare the satire in Gullivers Travels Candide Satire means irony People use satire to expose folly or vice Interestingly in Voltaires Candide and Swifts Gullivers Travels they both use satire to express their profound observations They have some similarities such as they both criticize the human weakness They also have many differences between them In Candide Voltarie offers sad themes by jokes and criticism The story itself presents a distinctive outlook on life through authors satiric tone Candides experiences reveal to us that the world is a terrible place Human beings are born to suffer in this world On the other hand Swift has continuously criticized the human race He has never mentioned one of the good qualities of the human beings Compare to the Houyhnhnm a horse society that the main character Gulliver admires the most Swift satirizes the bad characters and behaviors of the human beings In Candide Voltaire presents a story of his innocent nave hero Candides adventure life By describing how Candid travels around the world and encounters different circumstances Voltaire uses his critical tone to reveal to us that the world is a cruel place Candide is an optimism man He always remembers his teacher Panglosss doctrines cause and effectP25 and everything was for the best in this world P28 Contract to this theme Candid has gone through so many misfortune experiences At the beginning of his adventure Candide is thrown out from the castle when found kissing the barons daughter Cunegonde On his journey he faces many misfortunes He is tortured during army training He has met his teacher Pangloss several times The first time Pangloss looks like a beggar and his health is in devastated condition P29 The second time Pangloss tells Candide that he is almost hanged and then dissect then beaten Ironically Pangloss still believes that everything is for the best in the world Later Candide reunites with Cunegonde An older woman with Cunegonde
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