Satire in "Candide" Book Review by ResearchRiter

Satire in "Candide"
Analysis of Voltaire's "Candide."
# 122845 | 1,000 words | 18 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (French) , Philosophy (History - 18th Century)

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This paper presents a discussion of "Candide" by Voltaire, with an emphasis on the comic satirical nature of the narrative. This includes analysis of philosophy, politics and religion. The character of Candide and how it informs the narrative is also considered.

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"Voltaire's Enlightenment interrogation of tradition at a time when divine-right monarchy was tradition and political dissent could be physically dangerous sent him into exile repeatedly. In the ...'s he was imprisoned for quarrels with the French nobility only to become a favorite in the French court in the ...'s and ...'s. He took a job in the German court of Frederick II but he fell out of royal favor in Germany and traveled in England and on the Continent until when he moved to Ferney, Switzerland not..."

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