Candide Comic Pt2

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Voltaire continues his social criticism in this part of the scene with the greedy Magistrate, but also criticizes optimism at this point, stating that with the misfortunes of all the men as well as Candide, even Pangloss wouldn't be able to uphold optimism. Voltaire criticizes optimism as needlessly positive, and states that the only place where things could be the best is in a place that doesn't actually exist.

Storyboard Text

  • Alas! This is a trick worthy of the old world!
  • *Knock* *Knock*
  • You guys are not gonna believe what just happened-
  • The fine for making noise is ten thousand piastres!
  • But this dude just sailed off with my entire fortune...
  • I will look into it when he returns, but it will be another ten thousand.
  • Life sucks.
  • Life sucks.
  • ...
  • This Pangloss would be puzzled to demonstrate his system. I wish that he were here. Certainly, if all things are good, it is in El Dorado and not in the rest of the world.
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