How does Voltaire use the form of the picaresque novel to present war?

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  • How does Voltaire use the form of the picaresque novel to present war?
    • Effect of the Old Woman's Tale
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    • Cunegonde's experience of war
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    • Effect of the lack of war in Eldorado
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        • Age of enlightenment
          • pg. 47: "Three thousand of the best scientists worked on it"
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        • Lack of war within Western Europe has allowed for further scientific advancement
          • pg. 47: "Three thousand of the best scientists worked on it"
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        • Lack of war allows for religious harmony, no class system, education and science
          • pg. 44: "we are all priests"
          • pg. 46: "All men are free"
          • pg 40: "The village schoolmaster appeared at that moment to call them back to the classroom"
    • Presentation of war in the New World
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        • Corrupt society
          • Hipocracy of war
            • pg 32: "nothing could be more divine than los Padres making war on the Kings of Spain and Portugal over here and being confessors to the very same Kings back in Europe"
            • pg. 39: "The Lobeiros found this speech very reasonable"
          • Lack of society
            • pg. 38: "It's a Jesuit"
              • Irony
            • pg. 38: "Make sure you point out to them ... how frightfully inhuman it is to cook people, and how unchristian it is too."
              • Irony
        • Rejection of Pangloss' philosophy
          • The best of all possible worlds
            • pg 39: "this half of the world is no better than the other"
    • Candide's unfailing hope
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    • Bulgars and Candide's experience
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    • Picaresque: relating to a genre of usually satiric prose fiction originating in Spain and depicting in realistic, often humorous detail the adventures of a roguish hero of low social degree living by his wits in a corrupt society
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      • War and women
      • Candide's rejection of Pangloss' philosophy as a cause of war
      • War and religion
      • Hipocracy of war
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