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Candide lives in Westphalia in the country home of the influential baron Thunder-ten-tronckh Candides mother refused to marry his father because he did not have enough degrees of nobility The baron had a wife named Lady Baroness and a seven-teen year old daughter named Cungone Candide was taught by the tutor Master Pangloss who taught metaphysico-theology-cosmolonigology Pangloss teaches that in the best of all possible worlds everything is ultimately for the best and that every effect has a cause While walking outside in the woods Miss Cungone over hears Pangloss and Candide having a lesson she stops to listen to them Walking back to the castle she comes across young Candide they share a kiss before Cungondes father catches them He then banishes Candide from the castle Candide wanders aimlessly cold and hungry for a long time till he ends up in a town called Waldberghoff-tarbk-dikdorff There two men in blue uniform approach him and offer him the opportunity he needs Candide then agrees to be a soldier in regiment of the King of Bulgarians One morning not realizing hes breaking a rule Candide goes on a walk by himself He is then captured by the army and asked what punishment he would prefer Candide chooses being flogged thirty-six times over being hung After the second time Candide asks to be hung instead and right as the army is about to complete his wish the King of the Bulgarians appears The King then assures the army not to kill Candide because he is a philosopher and completely ignorant
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