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The novel Candide by Voltaire is a great peice of satire that makes fun of the way people in medievil times thought The book is about a man Candide and his misfortunes Throughout the book Candide has countless things go wrong in order to show that this is not the best of all possible worlds Voltaire is trying to make a point through the exaggeration of the inhumanities of man in a humorous way The story begins in a castle in Westphalia Candide is convinced by Cunegonde to take a lesson in experimental physics The two are caught and Candide is kicked out of the castle While Candide is suffering from hunger and cold he is met by two men who trick him into service in the Bulgarian army Candide has a terrible time in the army he tries to escape and he is punished severely During the confusion of war Candide manages to escape Time passes and Candide meets some other interesting individuals and has one bad experience after the next One day Candide meets a woman who takes care of him and this is none other than Cunegonde They amuse each other with stories of misfortune and travel around the world At every place Candide goes something unthinkable seems to happen to him Candide meets several people along the way who all have their own interesting story of misfortune and the inhumanities of mankind Candide ends up on a small farm married to Cunegonde and living with two philosophers He argues with others at the end of the book if this really is the best of all possible worlds and they conclude the we must work without reason and must cultivate our garden In this novel Voltaire is extremely influenced by his frame of reference and mindset He finds room to include almost all of his political views He takes Candide on a
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