: Hello, I hope someone can help me with these questions.
: In Tartuffe, the clearest representative of common sense is Cleante. Who is the clearest representative of common sense in Candide? Are these two characters alike in other ways? If not, what do the differences mean?
: I believe that Cacambo represents the "common sense" character in Candide. Are they alike in their reasoning? I'm not sure how they are different. Is it how they react? If any of you know how these characters are alike or different and maybe know of an example or two in these works, I would be very thankful if you could share them with me. Thank you very much.
Could the rational character be the good man in Chapter 30? He is content with his place in "The Great Chain of Being." He has no wish to be concerned with more than selling his fruits at market and improving himself in the areas for which he is best suited. Although he is a minor character, given only a few lines in the story, his actions are the most "Reasonable" in "Candide."