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Cacambo

Character Analysis

Cacambo, Candide’s loyal servant, is quick thinking, restless, and thirsty for adventure. Unlike many of the other main characters, Cacambo has no interest in philosophy. It is precisely because he is not concerned with metaphysics, as the other characters are, that he is able to focus and engage fully and thoughtfully with others. While he is determined and self-reliant, he also conveys a sense of being carefree. Cacambo is the most believable and balanced of any character in Candide, and his rationality and wit, together with the Old Woman’s resilience, suggest that genuine humanity does exist.

Cacambo Timeline
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