I enjoyed this book, It’s a story about an optimistic young man.
One of the themes of this narrative is to present that it is not only Candide that bad things happen to him and that the world is damn horrible. Tragic things happen to all the main characters, including the philosopher Dr. Pangloss. The heartlessness, negativity and coldness of human beings are a frequent background and aura throughout the story.
“we must cultivate our garden” (p.119)
I liked this phrase a lot because I think you can interpret it in many ways, listening to this phrase makes me think about life, in that you can learn many things and grow personally.
Voltaire contains many things, ridiculing all organized religions, theologians, governments, war, armies, and philosophers.