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Candide themeWhat is the theme of the story? What did (ideas/believe)Voltaire wanted...

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sipy | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted January 13, 2013 at 2:53 PM via web

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Candide theme

What is the theme of the story?

What did (ideas/believe)Voltaire wanted to tell the readers?

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 13, 2013 at 5:04 PM (Answer #2)

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The theme of the story is whether or not we should expect the best or the worst.  Candide has been told that he should expect the best, but he is not sure this is realistic.  His struggle with optimism and pessimism is the story of the human condition.

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