Candide - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

The use of cannons, muskets, and bayonets kill thousands of men causing Candide to hide for much of the fighting. In the chaos he has the chance to escape and walks to an Abare village, which the Bulgarians have raided. The streets are littered with dead and dying people. The carnage is horrific. Brains and body parts are scattered on the ground. Candide leaves this village and arrives in a Bulgarian village that was ravaged by the Abares. The damage is much the same as in the other village. Candide continues to Holland. He walks the street and asks for charity, being very hungry but penniless. An Anabaptist, named Jacques, offers him food, two coins, a place to stay, and a job. The next day, Candide passes a beggar who looks very ill and is covered with sores.

Chapter 3 Analysis

Even after the Bulgarian soldiers imprisoned and...

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