* Descriptions of the castle of Baron Thunder-ten-tronckh, Candide, Cunegonde, her brother, and Dr. Pangloss opens the satirical novel.
* Pangloss represents sophistry and Candide is the naive and impressionable youth.
* The indiscretions of Dr. Pangloss have repercussions for him and influence the behavior of Cunegonde.
* Candide's adventures begin with his expulsion from the Thunder-ten-tronckh castle.
* Candide lives in the castle of a Baron of Westphalia with the Baron and his wife, their son and daughter and a tutor named Pangloss.
* Candide is taught by Pangloss that this world is the "best of all possible worlds."
* Candide loves CunÃ©gonde but may not hope of marrying her because his parentage is not noble enough.
* Pangloss teaches Candide that every thing that happens is for the best possible reason and purpose.
* After catching Pangloss in a liaison with the chambermaid, CunÃ©gonde kisses Candide.
* Candide and CunÃ©gonde are caught...
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