Martin in Voltaire's "Candide" Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

Martin in Voltaire's "Candide"
A look at the role of Martin in Voltaire's "Candide".
# 124013 | 500 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (French) , Philosophy (General)

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This paper describes how Voltaire uses Martin as a foil and counterpart of Pangloss in "Candide".

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"In "Candide", Martin acts as both a foil and a counterpart to Pangloss as a contender for the real and observable as opposed to the idealistic, philosophical and almost imaginary view that Pangloss espouses. While Pangloss insists that things cannot be otherwise than as they are for all being created for an end, all is necessarily for the best end. (Voltaire), Martin declares that when I cast an eye on this globe I cannot help thinking that God has abandoned it..."

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