Candide - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

Candide does not know what to do and wanders around until he fell asleep in a snow-covered field. The next morning he walks to Waldberghofftrarbk-dikdorff. Two men see Candide and offer him food and drink. They drink to the health of the King of Bulgaria. Candide joins them and the two gentlemen tell him that he is now a defender of Bulgarians. They put irons on his legs and make him learn how to fight. They beat him and continue making him learn to be a soldier. As he improves, they reduce the number of strokes with a stick they give him.

One day Candide goes for a walk. The Bulgarians catch him and put him in a cell. They give him a choice of twelve bullets to the brain or thirty-six lashes by the entire regiment. There are two thousand men in the regiment and each...

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