Candide - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

Mr. Issachar yells at Cunégonde and attacks Candide. Candide defends himself and kills Mr. Issachar with the sword that the old woman had given him. It is after midnight and the Grand Inquisitor arrives, as it is now his day to spend with Cunégonde. He sees Candide and the dead Mr. Issachar. Candide reasons that if he does not act quickly the Grand Inquisitor will have him burned and will surely harm or kill Cunégonde. Candide kills the Grand Inquisitor.

The old woman tells Candide and Cunégonde there are three horses in the stable. She suggests they flee to Cadiz. The three leave. They are in the town of Avacena before anyone realizes that Mr. Issachar and the Grand Inquisitor are dead.

Chapter 9 Analysis

In Chapter nine, for the first time, Candide kills two men, but reasons with himself that his actions are...

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