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Candide Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Cacambo - This character who visits Eldorado is the child of a half-Indian father.

Candide - This character cannot marry his true love because of his parentage.

Lady Cunégonde - This character becomes old and ugly, but is a very good pastry cook.

Brother Giroflé - This character had to join monastic life because he wasn't allowed to inherit his family's wealth.

Jesuit Baron of Thunder-ten-tronckh - This character becomes a priest, but ends up working in the galleys.

King of Eldorado - This character is the leader of an...

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