In many ways Candide and Rasselas are similar stories, yet they are remarkably different as well. Both characters go on long journeys in hopes of learning more about the world and the people who populate it. Both have a number of close friends and both are influenced, in some ways, by philosophy or other people's thoughts about the world. Nevertheless, the characters and events are dissimilar.
In your paper compare and contrast what Candide and Rasselas learn in these stories. Use examples (such as incidents and events) from each narrative to support your views, and remember to use a minimum of six "quotations" to back up your positions. I am looking for ways in which the stories are alike and ways in which they are different. Your first paragraph should explain where you are going with your essay, and the rest of your essay supports the opening paragraph. When you use quotations introduce them and explain them. For example:
After Rasselas climbed the pyramid, he turned to his sister and yelled, "You can see the Happy Valley from here...I miss it so." It was soon after this that Rasselas realized how foolish he was to have left his happy kingdom (I just made this up as a useful example - the quotation does not come from Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia).
Follow the steps below to complete the assignment.
Candide and Rasselas Compare/Contrast Essay
1. After reading the attached download on Compare/Contrast essay formats, write the 3 - 4 page essay based on your reading and understanding of Candide by Voltaire and Rasselas by Johnson.
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