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...sympathies lie. For instance, in Chapter 4, when Candide discovers that the beggar is Pangloss himself and despairs to find his master ravaged by the disease Syphilis, he says: "O sage Pangloss," cried Candide, "what a strange... ? Interpreting the World: A Study of Philosophy in Candide Voltaire’s Candide is a satiric, often vicious, parody of the deterministic model of the world. Through the philosopher Pangloss and his gullible, unfortunate follower Candide, Voltaire reveals how an optimistic worldview based on nothing but blind faith can serve to misinterpret the world. If Candide was not so foolishly optimistic at the start, he might have avoided getting into as much trouble as he did. Candide,...