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In the book Candide which was written by Voltaire the character Candide lived in a beautiful castle that was owned by the Baron His tutor in Westphalia was a philosopher by the name of Dr Pangloss Dr Pangloss was the recognized authority in the household on all matters of learning and Candide listened to his teachings with faith However he was banished by the Baron because he say him kiss his daughter After this situation Candide had to put to work everything that his teacher Dr Pangloss taught him Candide comes across different situations on his journey and tries to apply Pangloss philosophies but gradually comes to questions them He becomes discouraged and commences to inquiry is everything for the best During Candide journey he comes across both courteous and heinous people that cause him to think more about his dear Pangloss philosophies When these dreadful things would occur he would start questioning the cause and effect Dr Pangloss spoke about One day when Candide was walking he came across a beggar covered in sores His nose was rotted away and his teeth were black it was Pangloss Candide asked him quickly about Cungonde and of what caused him so many misfortunes He explains that he was infected by a disease Paquette had and that Cungonde was dead Candide couldnt understand how a kiss could have caused such a horrible effect and how his wonderful tutor could be infected with a dreadful disease Pangloss explained that this all was a necessary ingredient in this best of worlds Candide for now was satisfied with his answer and said he could listen to Pangloss forever Dr Pangloss is hanged when he is heard preaching his Universal Reason and Candide gets arrested as well for listening Again Candide starts to question this if this is the best of all possible worlds what would the rest be like Candide thinks about the awful things that have
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