Candide

View Paper
ESSAY DETAILS Words: 2223
Pages: 8
(approximately 235 words/page)

Essay Database > Society & Culture > People
Candide, written by Voltaire and published in 1759, is based in the Age of the Enlightenment. In this era of reason, the people abandoned the ideas of faith and resorted to the natural law. Through his work, Voltaire shows the aspects of the Enlightenment rationale by condemning the nobles, the church, and philosophy. Candide portrays the thought of natural law and reason, and although it does not support all of the rationale of that era it …

showed first 75 words of 2223 total
Sign up for EssayTask and enjoy a huge collection of student essays, term papers and research papers. Improve your grade with our unique database!
showed last 75 words of 2223 total
…The Baron, Lady Cunégonde’s brother, would not permit Candide to marry his sister because he was of a lower social class. Candide forced to be in the Bulgarian army and being punished for trying to escape. These are examples from the book in which Voltaire addresses the issues that were going on in that era. I believe that God used Voltaire’s book to address these public issues of the time. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**