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The Optimistic Philosophy in "Candide" by Voltaire

Summary: Essay chooses a passage from Voltaire's Candide and explains the meaning, how it fits into the work as a whole, and what it contributes to the work.
Why do bad things happen to good people? A question often asked by...well, by just about everyone. It is a frequently asked question that philosophers and religious figures have tried to answer for centuries yet no one can pinpoint the answer. Candide is no doubt Voltaire's response to the answer given by some of the philosophers of his time. The philosophy discussed throughout the novel gives meaning to the story itself and contributes to and carries on throughout the entire story.

In the Baron's castle somewhere in Germany the main characters reside for a short time. Pangloss, the philosopher and teacher of the Baron's children, has a radical philosophy on life and passes it to his students. This philosophy doesn't help them except to maybe encourage a little hope within them. Candide is the main character followed and the main carrier of...

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