How does Voltaire’s Candide depict Western society on the eve of the French Revolution
Questions 1. How does Voltaire’s Candide depict Western society on the eve of the French Revolution, and how do characters in the novel–Pangloss, Martin, and the Turkish dervish–attempt to explain the horrific human and natural events which Candide and his companions experience? How does Candide’s meeting with the old Turkish farmer near the end of the novel contribute to the coalescence of his worldview? Sources ? Voltaire, Candide. https://www.gutenberg.org/files/19942/19942-h/19942-h.htm. ? The Decree Abolishing the Feudal System. https://history.hanover.edu/texts/abolfeud.html. ? The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. https://www.conseil-constitutionnel.fr/sites/default/files/as/root/bank_mm/anglais/cst2.pdf.