Study Guide

Candide Chapter 28

By Voltaire

Chapter 28

  • Candide learns that after recovering from the stab wound and a series of other dramatic events, the Baron was ordered to the galleys by a judge for bathing with a Muslim man.
  • Pangloss was incompetently hanged, so it didn’t so much kill him as give him a brutal crick in the neck.
  • He was revived by a man who originally intended to dissect him.
  • Pangloss ended up employed in Constantinople, where he had the indiscretion to place a flower on a woman’s breast at a Mosque. Like the Jesuit, Pangloss was ordered to the galleys for this act.
  • Despite his terrible misfortune, Pangloss maintains his Optimism.