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CandideWealth and great materialistic possession brings happiness and success to most peoples lives Although wealth does not always bring happiness El Dorado was one society where all its inhabitants lived lives full of success and happiness In Candide wealth proved to guarantee a person a step forward in life and some sense of freedom Sometimes when one lives in an environment consisting of total equality one may prefer to leave and go to a different place where they would be considered superior and everyone else inferior to themThe people of El Dorado were so wealthy that they abused the things that they possessed that others would cherish The children proved this when they were playing at quoits covered with tattered garments of the richest brocade It is obvious to see that they were so rich that the quoits did not have any significant meaning to them We were able to see this when upon having to return back to school they left the quoits on the ground along with their other playthings Candide was surprised to find out that an adult schoolmaster would do the exact same when given these quoits which consisted of gold and precious stones Candide realized that these children must have been those of a king and he said The kings children in this country must have an excellent education since they are taught to show such a contempt for gold and precious stones 49 Another way in which we saw that they were very wealthy was the fact that the common pebbles of their highways were large gold pieces houses were built of silver and gold the antechamber was incrusted with rubies and emeralds I feel that this was not very appropriate Just because they were wealthy does not mean that the money should be wasted in such a way as to build a highway of these expensive stones when it could be substituted with a much less expensive material
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