What Voltaire seems to be suggesting in his novel is that it is only natural for mankind to be born innocent and develop into the evil that this world has to offer as they experience and witness this evil throughout their life and adapt to the world around them. Therefore, Voltaire seems to use the character Candide in hi...
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...mise to only love their husbands or wives and now he had been unfaithful to her with the Marquise. This action by Candide demonstrates how Candide has adapted to the world and how people also adapt to the things that exist.
Candide may have started as an innocent boy that believed the world to be perfect, but he soon adapts his beliefs and opinions to the world around him as he realizes that there is nothing perfect of the world he lives in. This is just how people start their lives in the world and learn to adapt to their surroundings as they experience life. Therefore, Candide can be seen as an interpretation of the life of people by Voltaire in his novel Candide. That is because just like Candide, people adapt to the world through life experiences and may do good and bad things.
Voltaire, and Theo Cuffe. Candide, Or, Optimism. Penguin, 2005. Print.
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