Voltaire's 'Candide' is a short philosophical tale. It is
very characteristic work in the Enlightment. It aims to show
specific philosophical view or to argue with other writers'
philosophy. 'Candide' exposes and ridicules Lebnitz's
theory, which says that we are living on the most wonderful
The book's narration isn't fully developed, but this is
Voltaire's conscious manipulation - Enlightment's piece
should be short, single-threaded and easy to read.
The hero of a novel, Candide, decided to leave neighbourhood
because of war. He were travelling across the world. During
this trip Candide realized that his teacher, dr. Pangloss'
philosophy is false. He matured and rejected optymistic
philosophy. He said everybody has to take his own.
'Candide' is a dynamic piece with travel's leitmotiv, which
is known from the beginning of the literature. Descriptions
of the our world quite often resemble contemporary
Though this work was wrote above two hundreds years ago,
still we can feel its topicality.