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Francois Marie Arouet or Voltaire

Francois Marie Arouet was born on November 21, 1694 in Paris. He was the son of a notary. The name most people know Francois...

Making Fun of Optimism Religion and Greed

Voltaire who was a French writer, philosopher and one of the leaders of the Enlightenment is known as one of the greatest satirist ever....

Voltaire, French Author and Philosopher

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. " Voltaire was the nom de...

Voltaire, Many Writing Techniques

In Candide, Voltaire uses many writing techniques which can also be found in the works of Cervantes, Alighieri, Rabelais and Moliere. The use of...

A Comparison of Satire in Voltaire’s Candide and the Film Lexx

Voltaire's Candide is a story about a young man learning about the realities of the world; realities he never could have believed to happen...

Liebnitzian Philosophy and Candide

Everything happens for the best, in this the best of all possible worlds. This is a statement that can be found many times within...

Candide By Voltaire

Voltaire's Candide is a novel which contains conceptual ideas and at the same time is also exaggerated. Voltaire offers sad themes disguised by jokes...

Voltaire’s Candide Analysis

Voltaire's Candide is the story of an innocent man's experiences in a mad and evil world, his struggle to survive in that world, and...

Voltaire and the philosophy of the French Enlightenment

The period of development of the Enlightenment may be conditionally limited to two dates: the year of the death of Louis XIV (1715), which...

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