There are several critical analyses that examine the land of Eldorado. The first author I have chosen who gave an critical analysis of Eldorado is Donna Isaacs Dalnekoff, Eldorado as an, Impossible Dream, who argues the aspects of Utopia, “in contrast to the first six places through which Candid...
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... no prisons, and everyone is happy. I believe this could “be the best of all worlds” (Voltaire’s 101).
Dalnekoff, Donna Isaacs. "Eldorado as an, ‘Impossible Dream’." Readings on Candide. Ed. Thomas Walsh. San Diego, Calif.: Greenhaven Press, 2001. P64-71. Rpt. in Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800 vol. 110. Detroit: Gale, 2005. Literature Resource Center.
Mason, Haydn. Candide: Optimism Demolished. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1992
Shanley, Mary L., and Peter G. Stillman. "The Eldorado Episode in Voltaire's Candide." Eighteenth Century Life 6.2-3 (Jan.-May 1981): 79-92. Rpt. in Short Story Criticism 112. Detroit: Gale, 2008. Literature Resource Center
Voltaire, Francois-Marie Arouet de. “Candide.” The Norton Anthology of World Literature. Gen. ed. Martin Puchner. Shoter 3rd ed. Vol. 2. New York: Norton, 2013. 100-59. Print.
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