Leaving Westphalia Behind

In Voltaire's satirical novel, Candide, he begins the novel in a castle in Westphalia. It is a joy-filled castle where the young Candide is taught by the philosopher Pangloss, a man who believes that "there is no effect without a cause" and that they reside in the "best of all possible worlds." Voltaire intends to … Continue reading Leaving Westphalia Behind