Voltaire was born in Paris in 1694. He had a very troubled childhood, but he managed to attend the Jesuit college of Louis le Grand in Paris where he studied literature and theater. He spent several years as a member of the royal court of Louis XV at Versailles, and was appointed as court biographer. Voltaire’s fame was, and still is worldwide. He spent the last 20 years of his life in Geneva, but he died
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Voltaire’s Candide is basically a book full of criticism on other people’s beliefs on philosophy, religion, and many other problems that his society at the time faced. In the end of the book Voltaire gave us some alternatives in these issues through the actions of his characters. The major one was that to be content is to be happy, and to achieve this they had to remove the corruption that ruled their lives.