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I am not too familiar with the events that occurred in this book It is set back in the times of kings and queens barons lords and other titles The author Voltaire who was born Francios-Marie Arouet was very critical and suspicious of government and officials He used his writing talens to make fun of them or criticize abuses of the time In the middle of the 18th century Voltaire turned against the popular philosophy of optimism because of a tragic earthquake in Lisbon Portugal which killed 30000 people and did millions of dollars in damage He wrote Candide to show that proponents of optimism were well crazy The first thing that happens in this book is that the main character Candide a good natured young man gets kicked out of his home His home happens to be the castle of a Baron who has a 17-year old daughter named Cunegonde Candide is seen by the baron kissing the hand of Cunegonde So whats the big deal about that She was the one who started it And it was just her hand all right But for some reason this really upset the Baron and out Candide went He is picked up by Bulgarian soldiers and made part of their army but when he goes out for a walk one day they think is going AWOL He is then given a choice of taking 12 bullets to the dome or being whipped 4000 times Nice choice By now Im thinking not much is happening for the good But not Candide He just doesnt understand He takes the whipping Over and over again Candide tries to do his best and tragedies happen to him The way I feel about Candide is that he is undecided and confused about what is going around him and what is happening to him Some people here and there help him and others capture him and torture him He is also scared
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