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The Red Sheep Symbol Analysis

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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. The single red sheep represents Candide's last shred of optimism, which he manages to hold on to even after all the bad things he has experienced.
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