According to the first chapter:
1) describe the main character
2) describe the satirized point of view throughout the whole story
3) describe an event which sets the story in motion
Candide is an unfortunate youth who suffers quite a lot. He is the illegitimate son of a Baron, and he gets expelled for being in love with his "uncle's" daughter. Then he gets kidnapped and pressed into military service, and is whipped within an inch of his life when he tries to escape.