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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 truehappiness and who was in a journey that proves that not all is for the best He grew upin castle of Westphalia but was exiled when found kissing the barons daughterThat was where his misfortunes beganamong them was when he was tortured duringAn army training when his philosopher was hanged in an autodafewhen he rescuedhis true love from the hands of the Inquisitor and the Jew when the Anabaptist Jamesand his friend died during the quakes in Lisbon and when he realized that a nation inorder to be happy should be secluded from the rest of the worlddespite of these hestill believed that there is a cause and effect for everythingAt this pointwe wouldstill find him struggling and fighting in hope that he and Cunegonde would still betogetherHe started to witness the cruelty of lifeThere were a lot of times that hewanted to give upbut the only thing that kept him alive was the hope that thingswill get better As DrPangloss would always sayEverything was made for a purposeall is necessary for the BEST purposeThe theme of this book is that no one should bea victimin life we know that there are struggles and obstacles that SHOULD beovercomed and that not everything should be passively acceptedVoltaires initiatesthe idea that people should work to make their happiness Voltaire as the narrator of the story was also able to criticize some ofthe present people during his timesHe did this by using their names or siting similarsituations that happened
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