El Dorado Essays

  • The Corruption Of Tragedy In Voltaire's Candide

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    conflicting perspectives on how to interpret human nature and the world around us. Candide’s boredom with the life around him becomes a constant factor throughout the text and appears prominently when Candide resides in the castle, when he arrives at El Dorado, and when he decides to settle on the farm. Voltaire uses these situations to depict boredom’s detrimental effects and to suggest that boredom leads to all tragedy. The text begins by describing Candide’s residence at a castle in Westphalia. Candide

  • Motifs In Voltaire's Candide

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    novel. One of the main motifs is the garden. This motif was mentioned multiple times throughout the book. The first time is when Candide was kicked out of castle because of his relationship with Cunégonde. After being kicked out, Candide ends up in El Dorado in south America which has beautiful landscape but he doesn’t stay there for a long time and leaves to find his love. Finally, Candide and all the important characters he found throughout the book end up on a farm where they live for the rest of

  • Voltaire's Use Of Utopia In Candide

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    revealed to Candide that the picturesque village is in fact a sprawling kingdom named El Dorado. In this kingdom children play with precious jewels and emeralds because of the little materialistic value they bear in this society. This deflation of currency also eliminates the need for prisons within the city and allows for every person to focus on developing their intellectual understanding of the sciences. In El Dorado, not only are the shackles of poverty set free, but the persecution between citizens

  • The Hero's Journey By Joseph Campbell

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    When you hear the term “Hero”, you often imagine a person with a cape flying across town, a person with superpowers fighting unusual looking monsters to help keep your community safe. As a child or even at an older age, you’re asked about one person that you admire. You may look up to that particular person because of the journey they have decided to take. You follow in their footsteps, because they’ve showed you who they were, who they wanted to become, and who they became. I never considered myself

  • Examples Of Satire In Candide

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    Unapologetic humorous satire is the main goal in Voltaire's novella “Candide”. Positive concepts such as love, religion, and optimism are cast in a negative and comedic fashion under his pen. The one area in life that is ridiculed mercilessly is optimism. This is a continuous theme throughout the story. Candide, the title character and main protagonist, is a wide-eyed lad that has become indoctrinated in an over-zealous philosophy of optimism. All credit is due to the “brilliant”, aptly named,

  • Optimism As An Ideal In Voltaire's Candide

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    Optimism as an Ideal Voltaire presents the character of the protagonist Candide: “The Optimist." Received the principles of optimism from his teacher, Dr. Pngloss, who lives constantly under optimism, based on theoretical philosophical argument rather than realistic evidence or experiment. However, In the disordered world of the novel. Pangloss and his student Candide maintain that “everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds”

  • Adnan Syed Case

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    Murder, the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. Premeditated means that the killing of the person was planned out, this helps support that Adnan Syed is not guilty. In 1999 an eighteen year old girl named Hae Min Lee went missing from Baltimore, Maryland. Her ex boyfriend Adnan Syed was accused of murdering her and disposing her body in Leakin park. The problem is that all the evidence used to persecute Adnan does not add up to make a strong case. This case has many strong

  • Symbolism In The Kugelmass Episode

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    Mary Carrell Composition II Dr. Davis 4 February 2018 Literary Elements Many people often enjoy reading something that brings a smile to their face. Authors use different literary elements to help this happen. Humor, being a main cause for one to enjoy a reading, is heavily associated with irony. Irony happens when the author uses words, actions, or even events to show something conflicting to what he or she means literally. These elements are demonstrated in the short story, “The Kugelmass Episode”

  • Comparing Pascal's 'Thoughts And Candide'

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    Throughout Pascal 's "Thoughts" and Voltaire 's Candide they communicate their pessimistic views of reality, but their views of the human condition contrast in various ways. Voltaire uses the protagonist of his story to represent hope and as a result of this character 's determination, he is able to survive the struggles of life. In addition, Voltaire writes of a character that continues to persist past unfavorable circumstances in hopes of life getting better. Lastly, Voltaire expresses that when

  • Autobiographical Diversity In El Dorado

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    Autobiographical Diversity Paper 1. Environment: I grew up in El Dorado, a midsize town in south central Kansas about 30 miles from Wichita. I used to refer to El Dorado as a small town until I came to Kansas State and met many other Kansans who were from towns with 500 or 1,000 people. That made El Dorado, with a population of 13,000, seem pretty big so I call it a midsize town now. Although it has 13,000 people, it still has a small town feel because it seems like everybody knows everybody. I

  • The Myth Of El Dorado Analysis

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    The quest for riches is a common theme in this colonizer colonized story though, especially in the search for El Dorado. The discovery of the Musica people was central to Spanish colonization of Colombia, as the Musica tribe was rumored to be connected to this legendary city. Willie Drye, author of, “The Myth of El Dorado” expands on this, “when Spanish explorers reached South America in the early 16th century, they heard stories about a tribe of natives high in

  • El Dorado In Voltaire's Candide

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    In the story Candide, by Voltaire, El Dorado shaped the life of Candide. The events that happened in El Dorado shaped Candides philosophy. Candide experienced the world, though that he would grow as a person. Candide is thrown out of the castle because he kissed Cunegonde. In the beginning of the book Candide has little experience of how cruel the world is outside the castle. Candide goes around the world shaping his philosophy. His best friend Pangloss is an well known philosopher. Panglosses

  • The Road To El Dorado Analysis

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    is The Road to El Dorado. El Dorado is a film that was done by Disney the movie is about two con artist that win a map to the legendary City of Gold, El Dorado, in a rigged gambling match. After they realized it is a rigged map they get aboard a ship to go to the New World, during the trip they get caught as stowaways an are later captured and imprisoned for it, but the two later get away. They later realize they are in Mexico, and have made it to El Dorado. The Road to El Dorado, made people think

  • The Moral Tales In Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

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    What would a satisfying tale be without consisting of a moral lesson and some entertainment? As one can notice in The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, there are many tales told that consist of both values. In this book various different pilgrims are on their way to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas á Becket. As they travel they are told to tell four tales, two on the way there and two on the way back. The pilgrim that presents the tale with the best moral education and the greatest

  • The Dynamic Character In Voltaire's Satirical Piece 'Candide'

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    The protagonist of Voltaire’s satirical piece, Candide, is notorious for his naivety and innocence seen throughout the course of his travels. As he experiences both, the good and the evil, he undergoes changes as a dynamic character. Candide’s gullibility in the beginning of the story is evident when he is coerced into the Bulgarian army and faces a tough decision: whether to be striked thirty-six times by the regiment or to be killed with poisonous lead. His initial response is that “human will

  • Literary Analysis On Don Quixote

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    Briano 1 Julian Briano Mrs.Watson English 101 29 September 2017 Don Quixote: SIFTT Literary Analysis Don Quixote is a Chivalry-based book written and published by Spanish Author, Miguel Cervantes. The book was introduced in two parts that were published in 1605 and 1615. Miguel Cervantes was born in 1547 into a poor family and joined the army at 21. He fought until 15785 where he was captured and sold to Moors where he was imprisoned. He attempted escape multiple times until his eventual ransom

  • Voltaire's Use Of Optimism In Candide

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    The novella Candide (translates into optimism) is a work of Voltaire used to express his thoughts on optimism, injustice, and philosophy. Candide is introduced as a naïve and simple-minded optimistic boy, which then evolves into a practical and tough young man in the conclusion. Candide’s motivation of his love for Cunegonde takes him on a journey of self-improvement, filled with injustice and a change in philosophy. Will Candide’s journey give him another perspective on his philosophy or will he

  • Kateb Yacine's Intelligence Powder Analysis

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    Kateb Yacine’s Intelligence Powder is a play that looks at post-colonial Algeria and how France affected it as their oppressor. In July 1962 Algeria achieved independence after a bitter war lasting over seven years. Some 300,000 Algerians died to win their nation's freedom. The war was fought brutally on both sides, but the need for a violent independence struggle was deeply rooted in the violence French imperialism had imposed on Algeria for over a century (Birchall, n.d.). The hero of Intelligence

  • Anatomy Of Injustice Analysis

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    Anatomy of Injustice is the story of the homicide indictment of Edward Elmore. The author, Raymond Bonner, displays a convincing argument that the state of South Carolina indicted a guiltless individual when Elmore was sentenced for capital murder and awarded a death sentence in April of 1982. All things considered, the book speaks to an alternate expansion to the accumulation of books specifying wrongful convictions in capital cases (Grisham, 2006; Junkin, 2004; Edds, 2003). Dorothy Edwards was

  • Degeneration In H. G. Wells's The Time Machine

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    Ray Lankester’s Degeneration: A Chapter in Darwinism (1880) puts forward the theory of evolutionary degeneration, a theory which H.G. Wells expanded on in his own novel, The Time Machine (1895). Wells’ presentation of mankind’s degeneration, the Eloi, reveals the cultural anxiety of how mankind, having prospered beyond the drive of necessity, could adapt into a more vulnerable state. Many critics have focused on Wells’ overt allegorical warning to humanity not to degenerate into the Eloi, however