Dr. Pangloss Timeline and Summary
- Pangloss instructs Candide, Cunégonde, and the other members of the Baron’s family at his home in Westphalia.
- Candide runs into Pangloss, who is begging on the streets of Holland.
- Pangloss explains that the Baron’s family was murdered and that he contracted a nasty case of syphilis from one of the family’s servants, Paquette.
- The Anabaptist agrees to pay Pangloss’s medical bills for treatment. Pangloss is cured and hired as an accountant.
- Despite his terrible misfortune, Pangloss remains convinced that everything in the world is for the best.
- Pangloss travels with Candide and the Anabaptist to Lisbon on business.
- The ship is wrecked, and rather than coming to the rescue of the dying Anabaptist, Pangloss philosophizes that everything is for the best.
- Pangloss and Candide drift to shore just in time for a major earthquake.
- Over dinner with some people they helped, Pangloss offends an Inquisitor with his philosophy.
- Pangloss is hanged for his heretical views and as a preventative measure against future earthquakes.
- Years later, Candide notices Pangloss working in the galley of his ship as he travels to Constantinople.
- Pangloss explains that he survived his poorly executed hanging, and was revived by the man who was to perform his autopsy.
- He found a job and traveled with his employer to Turkey.
- While in a mosque, he noticed a woman drop a bouquet from her bosom. He picked it up to replace it for her, but he lingered too long near her breast.
- Spotted by a priest, Pangloss was convicted and sent to work in the galley.
- Candide purchases Pangloss’s freedom and Pangloss travels with the rest of the gang to retrieve Cunégonde.
- Pangloss and his friends move onto a farm in Turkey. Although Pangloss is still very much the faithful, optimistic philosopher, Candide advises him to stop talking and simply to work instead.