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Candide Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 13 Summary

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Chapter 13 Summary

Cunégonde, Candide, and the old woman land in Buenos Aries. The three visit the governor, Don Fernando d'Ibaraa y Figueora y Mascarenes y Lampourdos y Souza who is immediately enamored with Cunégonde and asks Candide if she is his wife. Candide does not like the tone of the governor's voice but does not want to lie, so he says Cunégonde is about to be his wife. Candide leaves to look over his infantry.

Once alone with Cunégonde the governor expresses his wishes to have her for himself, but it is her choice. Cunégonde talks over her options with the old woman and the old woman advises her to stay with the governor, as she does not have any money and he is rich and will treat her well. As they are talking, a ship comes into the harbor. The monk that stole...

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