Saturday, November 28, 2015
Incest in humanities: part 12,683
This year we've already seen evidence of incest in works like One Hundred Years of Solitude, Oedipus, and I'm sure a few others that I'm forgetting. This year has had more stories containing incest than I have ever seen. Once again in Candide, we see evidence of incest… Again. for those of you who didn't read, Candide and his cousin, Cunégonde, have a little kissing sesh after dinner one night and get caught. This instance of incest sparks the rest of the satire's plot. Without the relations between Cunégonde and Candide, his adventure outside of the Baron's castle would not have happened. Just wanted to point out this other instance of incest we will discuss come Monday.