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  • Death Of Madame Du Chatelet Voltaire
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    Matt Herring AP European History, Set 5 1/18/00 Extra Credit Assignment - Voltaire Francois Marie Arouet was born on November 21, 1694 in Paris. He was the son of a notary. The name most people know Francois by is his pen name, Voltaire. Voltaire was a French author, philosopher, and apostle of free thought, he was also one of the most influential figures during the French age of Enlightenment. Voltaire received an excellent education at a Jesuit school called Louis-le-Grand. At age 16 he left s...
  • Intense Writing For Voltaire
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    Francois Marie Arouet (he would later take the name Voltaire) was born November 21, 1694 as a sickly child who was not expected to live. His father was a rather prosperous lawyer, and was determined that, should he live, his son ought to study law. Thus Voltaire was enrolled in 1704 in the Jesuit College of Louis-Le-Grande. Remaining at the College until his seventeenth year, Voltaire excelled in academics and won much acclaim, while simultaneously receiving a sound liberal education and develop...
  • Name Voltaire
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    Francois Marie Arouet was born on November 21, 1694 in Paris. The pen name that he used the most often, however, was Voltaire. Voltaire was a French author, philosopher, and apostle of free thought; he was the most influential figure during the French Enlightenment. Voltaire received an excellent education at a Jesuit school called Louis-le-Grand. At age 16 he left school and became friends with Parisian aristocrats. These aristocrats admired his cleverness, humor, and remarkable writing ability...
  • Mockery In His Book Candide
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    Voltaire attacked the church, the state, philosophy and the governing class. He spent most of his life dodging punishment for his satirical tongue. Voltaire wrote against religious persecution, criticized the powerful individuals and condemned their institutions. Voltaire uses mockery in his book Candide to express his bitterness towards nobility, philosophy, the church, and inhumane cruelty. Throughout the book we come across a lot of characters. One in which is a baron named Thunder-ten-tronck...
  • Voltaire's Candide
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    On the exterior Voltaire's Candide is a witty and entertaining narrative that describes the title character's adventures as he seeks to be reunited with his beloved Miss Cunegonde, but when examined further it becomes evident that Voltaire used this work to criticize the institutions of the Old Regime in France. Specifically, he utilized the story of Candide to vilify the religion, philosophy, nobility, and absolute monarchy that was the infrastructure of France during the Old Regime. Voltaire h...

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