Why did Candide and Cacambo leave El Dorado?

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Even though El Dorado is filled with splendour and great wealth, Candide and Cacambo leave because Candide wants to go back and pursue Cunegonde. Initially, Baron Thunder Ten-Tronckh, Cunegonde’s father, had walked in on Candide kissing his daughter, an act that he deeply frowned upon especially due to the fact that Candide was a commoner and his daughter a noble. He, therefore, ordered that Candide is ejected from both the castle and Westphalia.

With his newfound wealth, however, Candide is confident that the baron will welcome his advances towards Cunegonde. He, therefore, sets off from El...

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meylawhite | Student

It is so he can find his true love cunegonde and keep her safe from the horrible things and influences found in this world!

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paigeamber420 | Student

Wow, really?

Did you even read? Candide is in love with Cunegonde and will do anything to see her again until she had unattractible. If Candide would have stayed at El Dorado the entire purpose of the novel would be defeated.

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william08 | Student

Now, although Eldorado may have seemed like a utopia, Candide had such an urge to unite himself with Cunegonde once more, and fulfill his hearts desires, as well as being able to use the riches he picked up in Eldorado to make himwealthy in the "REAL WORLD".

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giorci | Student

Because even though Cunegonde was about to get married to another person and the place where he was was very nice and perfect considering its society, he vainly loved Cunegonde so he wanted to do anything to marry her, so he left Eldorado for her!

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faddah | Student

He left El Dorado because he wanted to see Cunegonde. Even though he got a lot of money and jewels from there he would rather have Cunegonde. He did take the money though but he ended up losing most of it but it didn't really matter because he wanted to see cunegonde

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yasminsilva12 | Student

I believe that they left because they had the thrust to make change, and the noticed that in El dorado everyone was the same because they all believed in the same thing, went to the same places and it was too perfect. I believe that, that is not what candide want to make out of his life.

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kuller | Student

I think that over the course of the book, Candide matures, going from pure optimism, to realistic optimism. Maybe he left Eldorado because he realises that there too it's almost too good to be true. Leaving and going to come other place also might bring back the optimism that he lost being in Eldorado.

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joanakika | Student

Because he wanted to meet Cunegonde

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nicoicario | Student

Ghery it's obvious! Because even though Cunegonde was about to get married to another person and the place where he was was very nice and perfect considering its society, he vainly loved Cunegonde so he wanted to do anything to marry her.

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gabriellazoia | Student

Cacambo faithfully bidded to Candide´s will, and Candide needs to fulfill his selfish heart. He always wants something else, and is never content or grateful for what he has received or still miraculously has, such as his life.

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