Candide - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

The University of Coimbre decides that the way to prevent another earthquake is to have a ceremony in which people are burned to death. A Bicayan is arrested for marrying his godmother, two Portuguese are arrested for throwing away bacon, and Pangloss and Candide are arrested for spouting their philosophy. All of the prisoners are brought to a public square. Candide is flogged, the Biscayan man and two Portuguese are burned, and Pangloss is hung. An old woman comes to Candide and tells him to follow her.

Chapter 6 Analysis

Chapter six describes how Pangloss and Candide find themselves the subject of an auto-da-fé. Candide watches Pangloss die, but again cheats death as an old woman leads him away, after he is severely flogged.

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