This guy is the main character and the protagonist of the book. He is kind, good-hearted man, but also he seems to be naive. Perhaps, exactly because of his kindness and loyal attitude to the world the second part of the original name is “Optimism.” Anyway, in this text, Candide, being the pupil of Pangloss, studies that our world is one of the best ones; he has a strong faith in Pangloss’s optimism. Also, he loves Cunégonde from the bottom of his heart which helps him to come across various life misfortunes. Also, as it’s visible, all Candide’s opinions and actions are under the sway of the influence of outside factors.
Candide in the Essays