Candide

by

Voltaire

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El Dorado

El Dorado represents the kind of world imagined by utopian philosophers. El Dorado might be the “best of all possible worlds,” but at the same time, it is made to seem unbelievable. Even more importantly… (read full symbol analysis)

The Garden

The garden where Candide and the other remaining characters live at the end of the novel is a symbol for the world as it might be if improved by reason and the philosophy of the… (read full symbol analysis)

The Red Sheep

A single red sheep—the last remaining from Candide's El Doradan flock—floats up from the ocean after a battle. Candide rescues it, and sees it as a sign that he will eventually be reunited with Cunégonde(read full symbol analysis)