Candide Essay | The Shallow, Fickle, and Arrogant Never Die

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The Shallow, Fickle, and Arrogant Never Die

Summary: In his story Candide, Voltaire reveals the universality and immortality of certain undesirable traits in society. Characteristics such as arrogance, folly, and narrow-mindedness will always live on as long as people exist to embrace them. The characters Pangloss, Cunegonda, and Cunegonda's brother the baron exhibit the timelessness of these traits.
All of the negative characteristics portrayed in Voltaire's "Candide" are timeless. The author of this short novel knew this and incorporated that message into the book by using the theme of Resurrection. The characters, Pangloss, Cunegonda, and the Baron all represent traits such as folly, snobbery, and narrow mindedness and are somehow resurrected throughout the story. We see that in our world, no matter how hard we try; we will never get rid of the evil characteristics of the people around us.

The first impression we get of Pangloss is that he is almost a sickeningly optimistic man. He believes that he lives in "the best of all possible worlds" and no matter what happens to him he feels that it is for the better. Even after Pangloss becomes extremely ill with syphilis, nearly hanged, almost dissected, and put in prison, he holds...

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