Friday, January 18, 2008

Women in Candide

Women in Candide seem to suffer more torture and blame. In the conversation between Candide and Martin in chapter 22, they talk about nobody knowing his place in the society and times spent in useless quarrels. They mention useless quarrels as of wives against husbands. While many men that die are killed in the battle, women actually are raped and tortured before they have a chance of dieing . The old woman mentions in her story in chapter 11; 'my captive companions, their captors, soldiers, sailors, blacks, browns, whites, mulattoes, and at last my captain, all were killed, and I remain half dead...'

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