How does Voltaire show the hypocrisy of the clergy in chapters 10 to12 ? Candide by Voltaire

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While Voltaire's Candide parodies the theory of optimism as promulgated by Wilhelm von Leibnitz, it also satirizes the Catholic Church and its religious orders.  Here are some examples of his satire on the hypocrisy of the religious orders:

  • In Chapter X of Candide , Cunnegonde has been sold to a Hebrew, Don Isaachar. But, Cunnegonde resists the overtures of Isaachar; one day when she attends Mass at church, the Grand Inquisitor sees her and desires her.  He offers to buy her from Isaachar because, he says, she should not live with a Jew.  One day, in order to ward...

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