Every time I read this story I laugh, I smile, and I grimace at its accurate depiction of the human condition. Candide begins the story as wholly optimistic about the world around him, but as life takes its toll, he becomes more and more aware of how things really work in the world. Though the tale itself is fantastical, the transition Candide undergoes is one we can all relate to.
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