Candide by Voltare and Utopia by Thomas More

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People dream of having a perfect world, an ideal society, different from the present world that we have right now. Because of the many conflicts and issues that the existing world is experiencing, people dream of a perfect society with no sadness, disappointment and evils.

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Their worlds were created in the basis of equality, justice and contentment of the people living within. Their worlds were devoid of the evils of injustice and cruelty, greed and power.
In Candide, the story revolves around Candide's life experiences in the cruel world outside the comforts of where he grew up. Candide was horrified to learn other people's misfortunes, hearing stories of rape, slavery, cannibalism and murder. Eventually, through his travels and escapes, Candide found himself in the land of El Dorado. The land was covered with golds and jewels. They have advanced scientific knowledge. They don't have a court system and religious conflicts. He spent some time there realizing how idealistic and the seemingly perfect world that he could live in. But since he longed to be with the woman he loved whom he lost several times because of the countless misfortunes that comes his way, he left in search for her. When he finally found her as a slave he buys her freedom, and along with the other companions he lost and found again, they settled in a farm. By the end of the story, Candide met a farmer who worked hard on his land and avoided vices and leisure. He took on to this principle and with his friends, they adapted to the same kind of living. Their time and energy went to working the farm and the garden leaving them with no time to argue and discuss their philosophical ideologies. ...
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