Scherr, Arthur
September 2006
Romance Notes;Fall2006, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p87
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
The article discusses the book "Candide," by the philosopher Voltaire and its character Pangloss as a tragic and comic hero. The author engages the perspective of Voltaire scholar Haydn Mason, who paint Pangloss as an evil figure. The author argues that Pangloss is more sympathetic to human suffering that previous scholars have given him credit for.


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