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CANDIDE: FREE STUDY GUIDE / BOOK SUMMARY
He is the protagonist of the novel. He is very innocent. He goes through many adventures and gradually matures into an experienced and practical man.
She is the beautiful young daughter of the Baron. She is in love with Candide and finally marries him.
He is the teacher of Cunégonde. He is considered very learned but he talks a lot of nonsense.
He is a Baron. He has a very nice castle in Westphalia. He is the father of Cunégonde. He kicks out Candide from his castle.
She is the wife of Baron Thunder-ten-tronckh and the mother of Cunegonde. She weighs three hundred and fifty pounds and is therefore greatly respected.
The Baronís sister
She is considered to be Candideís mother. She refuses to marry her lover because he can prove only seventy-one quartering of his noble lineage.
He is a merchant in Surinam. He ill-treats his slave. He cheats Candide.
He is cruel and selfish person. He pushes Jacques who tries to help him during the shipwreck.
He is a Jew. Cunegonde is sold to him. Candide kills him when he is about to kill him.
The Grand Inquisitor
He is a Christian (catholic). He holds an important position in the Catholic Church. He too is killed by Candide who wants to protect his own interest.
An old man who explains to Candide and others the importance of work. He is a very practical man.
A pessimist, and an exceptionally unhappy man. He is chosen by Candide to accompany him. He has been a victim of shocking atrocities.
The Old Woman
She is the daughter of a Pope and a princess. She is very helpful and practical. She has suffered a lot in life.
He is a cheerful, intelligent and practical man. He has a mixed ancestry and experience as a chorister, sailor, soldier, commercial traveler etc..
The Baronís son
He is the snobbish son of the Baron. He revels in the pride of his family lineage; and creates problems for Candide.
He is an Anabaptist. He is a kind and helpful man. He loses his life during a shipwreck.
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