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doctrine
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Candide
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  • A modern satirist would not try to paint with Voltaire’s quick brush the doctrine that he wanted to expose.
  • And he would choose a more complicated doctrine than Dr. Pangloss’s optimism, would study it more closely, feel his destructive way about it with a more learned and caressing malice.
  • Besides, Candide was possessed of money and jewels, and though he had lost one hundred large red sheep, laden with the greatest treasure upon earth; though the knavery of the Dutch skipper still sat heavy upon his mind; yet when he reflected upon what he had still left, and when he mentioned the name of Cunegonde, especially towards the latter end of a repast, he inclined to Pangloss’s doctrine.

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  • She challenges accepted doctrine.
  • The Monroe Doctrine helped to limit European influence in South America.

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