Candide - Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 26 Summary

As Candide and Martin are walking to dinner one night, Cacambo accosts Candide and tells him to ready himself to leave Venice. Cacambo is now a slave and quickly leaves to serve his master but not before telling Candide that Cunégonde is in Constantinople. Candide is quite excited to see his former traveling companion but is distressed that he is now a slave and that Cunégonde is not with him.

Candide and Martin sit to dinner in a mix of emotions. It is revealed through the course of the meal that they are dinning with six excommunicated Kings, one of which is Cacambo's master. Each of the former Kings shares their stories of how they were wronged, stripped of their birthright, and were now in Venice to take in the carnival.

Chapter 26 Analysis

Cacambo finally reappears in the story but in an unexpected twist, he...

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