Candide

Topics: Best of all possible worlds, Optimism, World Pages: 4 (1242 words) Published: January 14, 2014
The world Candide lives in seems to be filled with horror and despair that includes robberies, rapes, unjust executions, and betrayals. A constant optimistic view is portrayed by Pangloss, the philosopher, although the cruelty is unbearable. Pangloss displays admirable qualities, constantly portraying his views that everything happens for a reason and everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds. I believe that he shows great qualities by always keeping a mindset of optimism regardless of what he has gone through in the foul world he lives in. Saying this, it becomes very difficult to find other admirable characters with substantial qualities because somehow they all begin to do harm to one another. Though, on the side where the grass is always greener there is always someone who changes an opinion. Jacques is introduced to us as soon as we lose hope for Candide and the world they live in.

Many of the people that have been introduced to us are very harsh to Candide. Remembering back on when Candide was recruited to fight in the war we lose faith that things will get better for the naïve character known as Candide. Throughout his journey though he meets a kind-hearted man named Jacques. dsfkjsdfhshfjkshfjThe world Candide lives in seems to be filled with horror and despair that includes robberies, rapes, unjust executions, and betrayals. A constant optimistic view is portrayed by Pangloss, the philosopher, although the cruelty is unbearable. Pangloss displays admirable qualities, constantly portraying his views that everything happens for a reason and everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds. I believe that he shows great qualities by always keeping a mindset of optimism regardless of what he has gone through in the foul world he lives in. Saying this, it becomes very difficult to find other admirable characters with substantial qualities because somehow they all begin to do harm to one another. Though, on the side where...
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