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Candide Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 25 Summary

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Chapter 25 Summary

Candide and Martin arrive at Senator Pococurante's palace and find the Senator to be neither a kind nor a cruel man, although his negative character is revealed through the course of the visit. Candide praises the Senator's servant girls for their manners and efficiency; however, the Senator is unimpressed with the girls and tells Candide that he sometimes forces them to share a bed with him. Candide then turns his attention toward the Senator's collection of art. He praises the pieces; however, the Senator is once again unimpressed with the paintings, he does not believe that the art is as fine as Candide does. After failing to come to a consensus concerning the artwork, Candide compliments the Senator on his music. The Senator is once again unimpressed; he states that he can only stand the music for a half an hour, as it is not very good...

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