History Literature / Candide

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]].
26th Mar '17 1:34:36 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 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, 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]].
23rd Feb '17 12:59:30 PM NumberFortyFour
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* NoChallengeEqualsNoSatisfaction: The old lady questions whether being stuck on a farm with nothing to do is actually worse than the various comically over the top ordeals they've gone through.
30th Jan '17 1:05:12 PM CJCroen1393
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* WhamLine: Chapter 8 revealing that Cunegonde is still alive.

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* WhamLine: Chapter 8 7 revealing that Cunegonde is still alive.
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