Candide Mr. Brightman & Mr. Bray
The Names in  Candide : <ul><li>Candide  -- From the Latin word candidus: white, pure, honest. </li></ul><ul><li>Cunegonde...
Names Continued… <ul><li>Cacambo  -- Caca: A child’s term for feces. Also an allusion to the New World items cacao and cac...
Terms: <ul><li>In the story,  Optimism  refers to a philosophical school popular at the time of Voltaire’s life, and not t...
Terms: <ul><li>Plot, Character, Setting, and Theme </li></ul><ul><li>Metaphor and Simile </li></ul><ul><li>Allusion </li><...
Be sure to… <ul><li>Read the Introduction and Annotated Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Take notes while reading </li></ul><ul><li...
Questions? Read Chapters 1-10 for  Monday, October 8th
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  1. 1. Candide Mr. Brightman & Mr. Bray
  2. 2. The Names in Candide : <ul><li>Candide -- From the Latin word candidus: white, pure, honest. </li></ul><ul><li>Cunegonde -- From the Latin word cunnus: a derogatory term for a woman’s vagina. (Yes, Voltaire was a naughty boy!) Also from St. Kunigunde the wife of Henry II, Duke of Bavaria. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Names Continued… <ul><li>Cacambo -- Caca: A child’s term for feces. Also an allusion to the New World items cacao and cacahuete (peanut). </li></ul><ul><li>Pangloss -- From the Greek pan (all) and glossa (tongue) to mean ‘all tongue’, and imply all talk and no action. </li></ul><ul><li>There are several other names with special meanings, make sure to read A Note on Names near the beginning of the book. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Terms: <ul><li>In the story, Optimism refers to a philosophical school popular at the time of Voltaire’s life, and not the modern day meaning of the word. </li></ul><ul><li>Optimism -- ‘the best possible world’ or ‘all that is and happens is for the best’ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Terms: <ul><li>Plot, Character, Setting, and Theme </li></ul><ul><li>Metaphor and Simile </li></ul><ul><li>Allusion </li></ul><ul><li>Satire </li></ul><ul><li>Tone </li></ul><ul><li>Point of View </li></ul>
  6. 6. Be sure to… <ul><li>Read the Introduction and Annotated Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Take notes while reading </li></ul><ul><li>Consider posting notes on the Wikispace. Shakespeare and Voltaire will be on the semester test. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Questions? Read Chapters 1-10 for Monday, October 8th

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