CAPS BECAUSE ANGRY!!!
CANDIDE HAS BEEN OBSESSING OVER CUNEGONDE IN EVERY FREAKING CHAPTER ONLY TO COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT HE DOESN'T EVEN WANT TO MARRY HER ANYMORE BECAUSE SHE'S OLD AND UGLY.
IS THIS A JOKE.
In the beginning, I felt bad for Candide because so many bad things would happen to him and he didn't deserve them. As the novella progressed, Candide became a little more deserving of his punishments (see my previous blog post for an example). At this point, I am completely over feeling bad for Candide. He's so annoying with all of his obsessing over Pangloss' theories, Cunegonde's love, optimism, etc. I'm not sure if Voltaire was trying to evoke this feeling from the reader or do the complete opposite. What do y'all think his intentions were?