Friday, January 18, 2008
One thing that I found very interesting about Candide is the satire and the method that Voltaire uses to apply it. The story is filled with abused women, racism hierarchy, and hipocracy. While these are the emotions and tribulations that the characters experience, we are actually hearing Voltaire's critical comments on the fact that this is how the world actually is, and its not a good thing, no body gets the big picture and everyone is too ignorant to even speculate what that answer is. Through the use of 1st-person perspectives from several characters we really get a chance to see into their personal feelings and beliefs of themselves and society, which is the method in which Voltaire used to personify the wretched ways of people everywhere from all walks of life.