Candide - Chapter 24 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 24 Summary

Candide and Martin arrive in Venice and immediately send word for Cacambo but after a month they have still heard no word from either Cacambo or Cunégonde. Candide falls into a deep depression and begins to believe that Martin's negative view of the world is right. Martin furthers his travel mate's depression by telling him that he should not have trusted Cacambo, a half-breed, to go off and fetch his love. Martin believes that Cacambo must have used his fortune to buy himself a kingdom and Cunégonde too. Candide and Martin are discussing the probable fate of Cacambo when Candide notices a happy looking couple walking down the street. He reasons with Martin that surely there is some happiness in the world, as this couple looks to be very happy. Martin does not believe in their perceived happiness and tells Candide that he will prove...

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