Candide

why is candide driven off the castle?

why is candide driven off the castle?

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Endowed with an "honest mind" and "great simplicity of heart," Candide lives in the castle of the Baron of Westphalia. He is rumored to be the illegitimate son of the Baroness, an imposing three hundred and fifty-pound woman. His tutor Pangloss instills in him a doctrine of optimism whereby "everything is for the best." One day, the Baron discovers Candide and Miss Cunégonde, the attractive daughter of the Baron, kissing behind a screen and banishes Candide from the castle.

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