Candide - Study Guide Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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The Bulgarians attack the castle. Cunégonde's mother, father, and brother are killed. She faints, only to wake up to find a Bulgarian raping her. She struggles but he stabs her. A captain enters the room and the Bulgarian does not stop raping her. The captain is angry the soldier doesn't show him respect, so he kills him.

The captain makes Cunégonde his prisoner. She acts as his maid. Three months later he sells her to a Jewish man, Don Issachar. Mr. Issachar is quite fond of Cunégonde but she does not let him touch her. He brings her to his country house.

The Grand Inquisitor notices Cunégonde at church. He wants her. She tells him of her birth and he believes it is beneath her to be with a Jew. He tries to convince Mr. Issachar to give Cunégonde to him. The...

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