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This essay was found at wwwscrew-essayscom and should not be plagiarized Book Review 1 C A N D I D E b y V O L T A I R E FORMALISM Voltaires CANDIDE is a story about a man who was in search of true happiness and who was in a journey that proves that not all is for the best He grew up in castle of Westphalia but was exiled when found kissing the barons daughter That was where his misfortunes beganamong them was when he was tortured during An army training when his philosopher was hanged in an autodafewhen he rescued his true love from the hands of the Inquisitor and the Jew when the Anabaptist James and his friend died during the quakes in Lisbon and when he realized that a nation in order to be happy should be secluded from the rest of the worlddespite of these he still believed that there is a cause and effect for everythingAt this pointwe would still find him struggling and fighting in hope that he and Cunegonde would still be togetherHe started to witness the cruelty of lifeThere were a lot of times that he wanted to give upbut the only thing that kept him alive was the hope that things will get better As DrPangloss would always sayEverything was made for a purpose all is necessary for the BEST purposeThe theme of this book is that no one should be a victimin life we know that there are struggles and obstacles that SHOULD be overcomed and that not everything should be passively acceptedVoltaires initiates the idea that people should work to make their happiness Voltaire as the narrator of the story was also able to criticize some of the present people
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