Candide - Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 21 Summary

As the shore of France comes into sight, Candide asks Martin if he has ever seen France. Martin has seen France but he does not have a very good opinion of the people who inhabit the country and he thinks even less of Paris. Martin tells Candide that Paris, France's capitol city, is chaotic. He thinks of it as just a mass of people, each with their own interest.

Candide has not been to France but he has no interest in seeing the country. He believes that once someone has spent time in Eldorado there is nothing better, nothing but his Cunégonde. He asks Martin if he will continue his journey to Venice with him. Martin had heard good things about Venice and he enjoys Candide's company, so he agrees.

Chapter 21 Analysis

Chapter twenty-one is a continuation of the ongoing argument Martin and Candide have regarding...

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