|Candide, Chapters 13-18
- How are the aristocrats in the New World different from
the ones left behind in the Old World?
- Why does Cunegond decide to dump Candide for Governor Don Fernando
d'Ibaraa y Figueora y Mascarenes y Lampourdos y Souza? Do
you agree with the old woman’s advice to Cunegonde? What about the ideal
- Why does Cacambo risk his life again and again to save
- How do the Jesuits govern Cadiz? Is the New World paradise any
different from the Old World?
- Who does the Reverend Commandant turn out to be? How
does he live? How do his peasants live?
- How did Cunegonde’s brother survive the Bulgar hordes
and become the leader of a Jesuit mission in South America?
- Why does Candide kill his old friend?
- How does Cacambo save Candide after that unfortunate
affair with Cunegond’s brother?
- What happens when Candide saves the girls by shooting the monkey men that had been chasing them?
- What did the Biglugs plan to do to Candide and Cacambo?
- What is the most basic law of nature? Can it be
described as evil?
- Why do the Biglugs decide to free Candide and Cacambo?
- What is Voltaire’s vision of “man in the state of
nature”? What is his conception of the social contract?
- How did Candide and Cacambo find their way into El Dorado?
- How is the economy managed in El Dorado?
- What is the one rule for the citizens of El Dorado?
- How do they practice religion in El Dorado? Do they
- What is the primary function of the government of El
- Why does Candide reject utopia? What do you make of this choice? Why does Cacambo want
to leave too?
- How do Candide and Cacambo leave El Dorado? What do
they take with them?
Extra Credit: What is an equerry?