Candide - Study Guide Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Candide gives the beggar the two coins that Jacques the Anabaptist had given to him. The beggar gives Candide a hug, which scares Candide. The beggar asks if he does not recognize him. The beggar is Pangloss, Candide's former philosophy tutor. Candide is surprised to see his old professor as a beggar and takes Pangloss to the Anabaptist's stable and feeds him.

Pangloss informs Candide that Cunégonde is dead. Candide faints. When he comes to, he asks what disease she died of. Pangloss explains that the Bulgarians attacked the castle. They raped Cunégonde and then disemboweled her. They killed the Baron, Baroness, and the Baron's son too. Candide faints again.

Pangloss explains that his disease is the effect of love. He caught the disease when he had intimate relations with the maid at the castle. He traces the lineage of the disease for Candide but...

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