Voltaire's Alludes To The Garden Of Eden

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In the beginning on the novel, Candide, Voltaire alludes to the Garden of Eden where Adam and Eve were banished from by referencing how Candide is banished after kissing Cunegonde. The rest of the book seems like one large quest of Candide trying to find his way back to this garden. However, it is only when he changes his viewpoint on the world and learns through experience of the hardships that he can finally, “cultivate his own garden” (144). I believe the purpose of including all of these biblical allusions to show how through hard work our paths can be determined ourselves rather than just letting everything be. That is why, I think, Voltaire also included the variety of all the religions. He demonstrates all these controversial religions
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