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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Candide is the main character of Voltaire's satire Candide, ou l'Optimisme, famous for repeating his teacher, Professor Pangloss 's mantra "all is for the best" in the "best of all possible worlds.
Candide is the main character of Voltaire's satire Candide, ou l'Optimisme, famous for repeating his teacher, Professor Pangloss's mantra "all is for the best" in the "best of all possible worlds." (8) Cassandra was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy in Greek mythology, condemned by the god Apollo to accurately prophesize disaster, but never to be believed.
The most well-known, especially outside the circle of scholars of eighteenth-century French literature, is certainly the description of Eldorado in Voltaire's Candide, ou l'optimisme (1759), but other such episodes can be found in Marivaux's Les Aventures de ***, ou les effets surprenants de la sympathie (1713), in Lesage's Les Aventures de M.