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Candide-Book Analysis

Statistics

  Counts

  Total Pages: 3.01
  Total Words: 753
  Total Characters: 3526
  Number of Sentences: 46


  Averages

  Words per Sentences: 16.37
  Characters per Words: 4.68


  Readability

  Flesch Reading Ease: 69.67
  Fog Scale Level: 10.16
  Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 7.61  

Candide-Book Analysis


     The novel Candide  by Voltaire is a great peice of satire that makes fun of the way people in medievil times thought.  The book is about a man, Candide, and his misfortunes.  Throughout the book Candide has countless things go wrong in order to show that this is not "the best of all possible worlds"  Voltaire is trying to make a point through the exaggeration of the inhumanities of man in a humorous way.

      The story begins in a castle in Westphalia.  Candide is convinced by Cunegonde to take a lesson in "experimental physics".  The two are caught and Candide is kicked out of the castle.  While Candide is suffering from hunger and cold he is met by two men who trick him into service in the Bulgarian army.  Candide has a terrible time in the army, he tries to escape, and he is punished severely.  During the confusion of war Candide manages to escape. Time passes and Candide meets some other interesting individuals and has one bad experience after the next.  One day Candide meets a woman who takes care of him and this is none other than Cunegonde.  They amuse each other with stories of misfortune and travel around the world.  At every place Candide goes something unthinkable seems to happen to him.   Candide meets several people along the way who all have their own interesting story of misfortune and the inhumanities of mankind.  Candide ends up on a small farm, married to Cunegonde and living with two philosophers.  He argues with others at the end of the book if this really is the best of all possible worlds and they conclude the we must "work without reason" and "must cultivate our garden".

     In this novel Voltaire is extremely influenced by his frame of reference and mindset.  He finds room to include almost all of his political views.  He takes Candide on a journey through all of the wrongs he beleives in the world in order to prove that it was not the best of all possible worlds.  He shows us the inhumanities of man through war a...

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