Candide - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15 Summary

Cunégonde's brother explains that he witnessed his sister's rape and the murder of his mother and father. He was put in a cart with his dead mother and father. Before the cart was buried a Jesuit sprinkled holy water on the cart. The water, which was quite salty, hit his eyes and they moved. The Jesuit felt the boy's heart still beating and healed him. After he was healed he was given the robes of a novice. He was sent to Rome and then to Paraguay where he is now a colonel and priest. He is overwhelmed that his sister is in the village, which they mean to attack. He tells Candide that they will capture Cunégonde from the governor.

Candide is pleased with this plan and tells him he had planned to marry her; however, Cunégonde's brother is not pleased with the idea...

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