History Literature / Candide

20th Apr '18 7:53:23 PM lakingsif
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* OverlyLongSpanishName: Don Fernando d'Ibaraa y Figueora y Mascarenes y Lampourdos y Souza, who "carried himself with a haughtiness suitable to a person who bore so many names."
14th Jan '18 2:25:52 PM nombretomado
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* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations: An operetta by LeonardBernstein. It's LighterAndSofter.

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* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations: An operetta by LeonardBernstein.Music/LeonardBernstein. It's LighterAndSofter.
2nd Jan '18 7:35:29 AM NyxShadowhawk
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* TraumaCongaLine: All the main characters go through this.
15th Nov '17 1:09:38 AM Fireblood
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** Bertrand Russell notes in "A History of Western Philosophy" that Leibniz' published, optimistic philosophy was intended as pandering to attract noble and rich patrons (with great success); his sincere and less-optimistic philosophy remaining hidden in a drawer until after his death.

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** Bertrand Russell notes in "A History of Western Philosophy" that Leibniz' Leibniz's published, optimistic philosophy was intended as pandering to attract noble and rich patrons (with great success); his sincere and less-optimistic philosophy remaining hidden in a drawer until after his death.



* UngratefulBastard: Cunegonde's brother still refuses to let Candide marry his sister after being freed from slavery by him. The BuryYourGays example above is well deserved.

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* UngratefulBastard: Cunegonde's brother still refuses to let Candide marry his sister after being freed from slavery by him. The BuryYourGays example above is well deserved.
31st Aug '17 9:27:14 PM Dravencour
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-->O che sciagὺra d'essere scenza coglioni!

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-->O che sciagὺra d'essere scenza coglioni!
coglioni! ("O, what a misfortune to be without testicles!")
18th Aug '17 6:03:00 PM Gideoncrawle
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* BuryYourGays: The Baron's son is ''heavily'' implied to be gay, [[spoiler: and he's the only one of the recurring characters who at the end is shipped off to a SlaveGalley.]]
6th Aug '17 7:55:49 PM Gideoncrawle
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: The Old Woman wa MadeASlave and [[RapeAsBackStory raped]] by pirates, lost her mother, [[SexSlave ended]] in several [[RoyalHarem harems]], contracted [[ThePlague the plague]], had her left buttock eaten by starved janissaries, captured by the Russians and, finally, ended working for don Issachar. It doesn't help that she's the daughter of [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope Urban X]] by an Italian princess.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: The Old Woman wa was MadeASlave and [[RapeAsBackStory raped]] by pirates, lost her mother, [[SexSlave ended]] in several [[RoyalHarem harems]], contracted [[ThePlague the plague]], had her left buttock eaten by starved janissaries, captured by the Russians and, finally, ended working for don Issachar. It doesn't help that she's the daughter of [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope Urban X]] by an Italian princess.
6th Aug '17 7:53:51 PM Gideoncrawle
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: The Old Woman has this: [[spoiler:MadeASlave and [[RapeAsBackStory raped]] by pirates, lost her mother, [[SexSlave ended]] in several [[RoyalHarem harems]], contracted [[ThePlague the plague]], had her left buttock eaten by starved janissaries, captured by the Russians and, finally, ended working for don Issachar. It doesn't help that she's the daughter of [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope Urban X]] by an Italian princess]].

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: The Old Woman has this: [[spoiler:MadeASlave wa MadeASlave and [[RapeAsBackStory raped]] by pirates, lost her mother, [[SexSlave ended]] in several [[RoyalHarem harems]], contracted [[ThePlague the plague]], had her left buttock eaten by starved janissaries, captured by the Russians and, finally, ended working for don Issachar. It doesn't help that she's the daughter of [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope Urban X]] by an Italian princess]].princess.



* DirtyOldMonk: [[spoiler:Brother Giroflée goes to the RedLightDistrict]].

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* DirtyOldMonk: [[spoiler:Brother Brother Giroflée goes to the RedLightDistrict]].RedLightDistrict.



* TheManTheyCouldntHang: Pangloss.

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* TheManTheyCouldntHang: Pangloss.Pangloss survives hanging because, he surmises, the Inquisitor lacked experience as a hangman.[[note]]The Inquisitor's standard procedure was to burn heretics, but he tried to hang Pangloss instead because the weather was inclement.[[/note]]



* RapePillageAndBurn: The castle where Candide lived is subjected to this.

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* RapePillageAndBurn: The castle where Candide lived is subjected sacked in the course of war. Cunegonde is raped during this event, and is believed for a time to this.have been killed.
6th Aug '17 7:09:05 PM Gideoncrawle
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: {{Averted}} with Cunegonde and the Old Woman.
26th Mar '17 1:36:06 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: The Old Woman has this: [[spoiler:MadeASlave and [[RapeAsBackStory raped]] by pirates, lost her mother, [[SexSlave ended]] in several [[RoyalHarem harems]], contracted [[ThePlague the plague]], had her left buttock eaten by starved janissaries, captured by the Russians and, finally, ended working for don Issachar. It doesn't help that she's the daughter of Pope Urban X by an Italian princess]].

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: The Old Woman has this: [[spoiler:MadeASlave and [[RapeAsBackStory raped]] by pirates, lost her mother, [[SexSlave ended]] in several [[RoyalHarem harems]], contracted [[ThePlague the plague]], had her left buttock eaten by starved janissaries, captured by the Russians and, finally, ended working for don Issachar. It doesn't help that she's the daughter of [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope Urban X X]] by an Italian princess]].
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