Cunégonde's brother, and the heir to the Barony of Thunder-ten-tronckh. Almost killed by the Bulgarians, he revives and becomes the Jesuit Reverend-Commander in Paraguay. Though Candide rescues him and his sister several times, he fanatically opposes Candide's marriage to Cunégonde, because Candide is not noble. The Young Baron represents the aristocracy and its stubborn privileges.
The Young Baron Quotes in Candide
The Candide quotes below are all either spoken by The Young Baron or refer to The Young Baron. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:).
Chapter 15 Quotes
“Reverend Father, all the quarterings in the world signify nothing; I rescued your sister from the arms of a Jew and of an Inquisitor; she has great obligations to me, she wishes to marry me; Master Pangloss always told me that all men are equal, and certainly I will marry her.”
Related Characters: Candide (speaker), Pangloss, The Young Baron
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The Young Baron Character Timeline in Candide
The timeline below shows where the character The Young Baron appears in Candide. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
When they arrive, Candide is told that the Reverend Commandant does not speak with Spaniards. When the Reverend Commandant learns that Candide is not a... (full context)
The Reverend Commandant tells the story of his survival of the Bulgarian attack. Thought to be dead, he... (full context)
The Commandant expresses the hope that he and Candide might be able to rescue Cunégonde from the... (full context)
...and also that this is appropriate penance for having killed the Inquisitor and the Jesuit Commandant. To his great surprise, the women begin weeping over the slain monkeys, who turn out... (full context)
...the relative unhappiness of individuals. Halfway through the voyage, Candide discovers that Pangloss and the Young Baron —thought dead—are slaves on the galley. As soon as they reach the shore, Candide pays... (full context)
The Young Baron and Pangloss tell Candide and Martin how they each ended up enslaved. Soon after recovering... (full context)
...by a woman in a mosque. He was assigned to the same galley as the Young Baron , and by the time Candide found him, the two had been arguing endlessly over... (full context)
Finally, Candide, Martin, Pangloss, Cacambo and the Young Baron arrive at the palace where Cunégonde and the old woman work as servants. As Cacambo... (full context)
Though he no longer wants to marry Cunégonde, the stubbornness of the Young Baron 's opposition causes Candide to do it anyway. He has the Baron sent back to... (full context)