Candide - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

The Anabaptist helps the crew in the storm. A sailor hits Jacques and he falls to the deck but the sailor is knocked out of the boat. The Anabaptist helps the sailor back into the ship but falls, himself, into the sea. The sailor does nothing to help and the Anabaptist drowns. The only passengers that live are Pangloss, Candide, and the sailor who watches the Anabaptist drown.

As Candide and Pangloss walk the streets of Lisbon an earthquake strikes destroying the city. Candide and Pangloss help residents of Lisbon rebuild and clean up the debris from the earthquake and are paid with meals. Pangloss tries to console a survivor of the earthquake by telling him that everything happens for a reason. The survivor does not take the opinion of Pangloss kindly.

Chapter 5 Analysis

The Anabaptists death is ironic, as he dies doing what he does best...

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