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An old farmer who offers a meal to Candide, Martin, and Pangloss at the end of the novel. They discover that he has little knowledge of what is going on in the world, and instead is focused on maintaining his farm, which he claims saves his family from “weariness, vice, and want.” He inspires Candide and the others to focus on hard work.
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Farmer Character Timeline in Candide

The timeline below shows where the character Farmer appears in Candide. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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Later, Candide, Martin and Pangloss meet a local farmer, who invites them into his house for a meal. They start talking to him about... (full context)