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Candide or Optimism Voltaire War can be one of the most devastating occurrences on earth It is war that destroys the lives of many people families and countries Whats done to one person can ruin the lives of many others This is expressed in the book Candide or Optimism In this book Candide is torn from his love Cunegonde and looks for her for the rest of his life He believed that she was killed in a war Voltaire expresses many of his thoughts in this book through Candide He does not believe in war and he outlines some of the effects of it in this book Wars many sounds can be very frightening and loud Trumpets fifes hautboys drums cannons formed a harmony such as has never been heard even in hell Voltaire 7 I think that Voltaire is trying to express the sounds of war and how horrifying they are He makes a connection here between war and hell which shows he believes war is a horrible thing I feel he is right war can be a disaster in many cases and hearing one would be horrible Voltaire also expresses his feelings through Candide in many instances Candide who trembled like a philosopher hid himself as well as he could during this heroic butchery 7 I think that Voltaire is showing how feels against war He doesnt want any part of it He also refers to it as a heroic butchery I believe that here he wants to give the idea that this war is like a murder with the armies involved in it just killing for the sake of being heroes I agree with him here Many wars were fought just to show how much of a hero a person is able to be I think that if a battle has to take place there has got to be a good reason for it There should never be a battle if
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