Question by  noosh (673)

What is Voltaire's candide about?

I could use some help with understand Voltaires Candide.


Answer by  daveandrews (383)

Candide is an incredibly fast moving, sarcastic, difficult book that was published to some controversy. The book initially appears to be about one mans journey to rejecting the optimism of his teacher is actually about the inner cynicism that we all feel in our life, particularly as we get older.


Answer by  jbgarman (13)

Candide is a satire written in rejection of the philosophical / theological concept of optimism. It looks at several true historical events that seem to be in opposition to the belief of a perfectly benevolent God. It follows the eponymous character through several foreign lands, where a series of unfortunate and tragic events strip him of his naivete.


Answer by  WiseTeacher (258)

Voltaire's Candide is a short satirical novel about an innocent young man coming of age. Candide starts off as a fortunate, optimistic youth and then experiences obstacles, setbacks and the typical moral upsets of an imperfect world. The novel satirizes Leibnizian optimism, religion, politics and morals in the Enlightenment era.


Answer by  snappies (579)

Candide is a young man who's banished from the Baron of Thunder-Ten-Tronckn's castle after getting caught kissing the Baron's daughter, Cunegonde. The book is about his adventures.


Answer by  patti (29325)

The story is complex and involves a fairly last cast of characters. There are a number of websites as well as books that offer synopses of "Candide. "


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