Candide

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Candide

the hero and his relatives and friends stoically undergo an endless series of misfortunes. [Fr. Lit.: Candide]

Candide

beset by inconceivable misfortunes, hero indifferently shrugs them off. [Fr. Lit.: Candide]

Candide

a wanderer in search of best of all possible worlds. [Fr. Lit.: Candide]
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One of the more troubling characters for a modern reading is the Count's mute, black servant Ali, at least before we realize his type is Cacambo, who appears in chapter thirteen of Candide, "a valet of the type one often finds in the provinces of Spain and in the colonies," something of a halfbreed, and impossibly fond of his master.
--!Oh Pangloss!, exclamo Candido, apuesto a que no se te ocurrio nunca semejante atrocidad; esta visto que finalmente acabare renunciando a tu optimismo.--?Que es optimismo?, pregunto Cacambo.--!Ay!, dijo Candido, es la pasion por sostener que todo esta bien cuando en realidad esta mal (Voltaire, 1996: 87-88).
Later, the transition of Candide and his valet Cacambo into the lost world of El Dorado after they enter a tunnel was depicted using a psychedelic videographic effect, with streaks of colour receding quickly behind a medium two shot of the characters, in a sequence reminiscent of (but less sophisticated and sustained than) the 'Star Gate' sequence in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).
O dialogo entre Candido e Cacambo e fundamental ao entendimento das enunciacoes dirigidas a filosofia de Leibniz e ao ideal religioso: "os padres ali tem tudo, e o povo nada; e a obra prima da razao e da justica"; [...] "bem me dizia Mestre Pangloss que tudo esta o melhor possivel neste mundo, pois sinto-me infinitamente mais tocado com a sua extrema generosidade [...]" (VOLTAIRE 2002, p.
Estas dicotomias, pero especialmente el sueno racionalista, fueron maravillosamente caricaturizadas posteriormente por Voltaire a traves de Cacambo, en Candido.
Pangloss and Others Larry Yando Candide Geoff Packard Cunegonde Lauren Molina Maximilian and Others Erik Lochtefeld Paquette and Others Margo Seibert Baroness, Vanderdendur and Others Rebecca Finnegan Baron, Martin and Others Tom Aulino Cacambo and Others Jesse J.
On the other hand, once he becomes socially downtrodden and dispossessed, the discontented outsider Candide and the disconsolate, destitute, aimless people he meets on his travels--the Old Woman, Cacambo, and Martin--quarrel with Pangloss's pedagogy.
The first meal enjoyed by Candide and his servant Cacambo in Eldorado is a perfect illustration of this: