Candide - A Contrast to Optimism Candide - A Contrast to Optimism Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire was the French author of the novella Candide, also known as Optimism(Durant and Durant 724). In Candide, Voltaire sought to point out the fallacy of Gottfried William von Leibniz's theory of optimism and the hardships brought on by the resulting inaction toward the evils of the world. Voltaire's use of satire, and its techniques of exaggeration and contrast highlight the evil and brutality of war and the world in general when
The Enlightenment and the Role of the Philosophes The Enlightenment and the Role of the Philosophes The Enlightenment is a name given by historians to an intellectual movement that was predominant in the Western world during the 18th century. Strongly influenced by the rise of modern science and by the aftermath of the long religious conflict that followed the Reformation, the thinkers of the Enlightenment (called philosophes in France) were committed to secular views based on reason or human understanding only, which they hoped would provide
The Hunchback of Notre DameThe Hunchback of Notre Dame Victor Hugo I. Setting: Paris 1482 II. Characters: Quasimodo protagonist. Hideously deformed with a hump on a back, protrusion from his chest, and a large wart covering one eye. Abandoned when he was a chile at Notre Dame. He was adopted by the archdeacon who attempted to make him a scholar even though he’s deaf. Archdeacon Claude Frollo priest at Notre Dame who adopted Quasimodo. Intelligent, compassionate and always destined for the church. He loves his brother Je
Voltaire's Candide Through My Present Day ViewVoltaire's Candide Through My Present Day View The world as I see it is not perfect. In this present day and age there are some people that like to believe that god created a beautiful planet, but I believe the devil should receive some credit for its creation also. One of the world’s greatest satires, Candide by Voltaire, some characters feel the same way that I do. However others do not. Martin, a skeptic thinks this is not “the best of all possible worlds” (“Candide”102), as Dr. Pangloss woul
REINTRODUCTION OF WOLVES INTO YELLOWSTONEREINTRODUCTION OF WOLVES INTO YELLOWSTONE Scott Webber Mr. Owens English 102 Project Proposal In the recent past, the conservation of many types of animals has been generally supported. The general public, especially when not directly affected by the issue, tends to agree that animal species need to be preserved if they are in danger of extinction. In contrast, however, the story of the wolves and Yellowstone Park is a tale of heated controversy. Although there are several organizations and indi
StoryXStoryX Había una vez Un chico que nació con cáncer. Un cáncer que no tenia cura. 17 años y podía morir en cualquier momento. Siempre vivió en su casa, bajo el cuidado de su madre. Ya estaba cansado y decidió salir solo por una vez. Le pidió permiso a su madre y ella acepto. Caminando por su cuadra vio muchas tiendas. Al pasar por una tienda de música; al ver el aparador, noto la presencia de una muchacha de su edad. Amor a primera vista! Abrió la puerta y entró sin mirar nada que no fuera ella.