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All is for the Best

Oreo222
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11/9/2015 12:44:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
In "Candide" by Voltaire, the protagonist believes that all is for the best, as in everything happens for the purpose of achieving the best possible outcome. For example: noses were made for the purpose of holding spectacles, the best possible outcome.

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ShabShoral
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11/9/2015 2:24:59 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/9/2015 12:44:38 PM, Oreo222 wrote:
In "Candide" by Voltaire, the protagonist believes that all is for the best, as in everything happens for the purpose of achieving the best possible outcome. For example: noses were made for the purpose of holding spectacles, the best possible outcome.

Thoughts?

Candide wasn't a Panglossian for long - he took up gardening soon after.
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Oreo222
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11/9/2015 3:05:06 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I haven't finished it, but I find it to be quite hilarious how persistent he is in his optimism despite how tragedy-after-tragedy befalls him.