Am I missing something? Is it 2deep4me?
I don't seem to understand the point and it's really not that good
> He was criticizing shit that was happening at his time iirc, it's not very relevant to today's society.
yeah but i fail to understand the deeper meanings. I just read it and think 'okay well that happened' and move on to the next page. It doesn't read well and the pacing is awful due to it being cut into too many chapters.
FYI: Reading the French version
Et Thunder-ten-tronckh ?
Et Pangloss, qui représente une parodie grossière de la philosophie leibnizienne ?
Et l'Eldorado ?
La conclusion du bouquin est là :
Il faut cultiver son jardin
Au pire regarde sur internet, il devrait il y avoir plein de trucs.
Moi je l'ai lu en entier et je l'ai pas trouvé si interessant
En gros Voltaire fait la satire de philosophies populaire de l'epoque, ainsi que d'autres choses qui ont peu ou pas d'importance de nos jours.
Peut etre a l'epoque ça aurait fait rire quelques bourgeois republicains, mais aujourd'hui ça marche pas trop
It's a bunch of random things that Voltaire thought of.
There's something about freedom or something in that episode with the army.
He makes fun of Leibniz.
There's this whole thing about work and taking care of your garden.
I'm not saying it's particularly good (it's occasionally funny, imo), but it has all those messages.
Probably just a taste thing. It's truly not that complicated. It sounds weird, but back then lit that was complicated (outside the Bible) was considered bad. Like you could have said this more simply but you're too stupid.
I read this when I was a dumb freshman and found it insightful but beyond that hilarious. I doubt you just didn't "get it." Either you're holding a crap translation, you read it too fast, or maybe it's not your sense of humor. Don't sweat it. Move on. Try Mark Twain. I never once found him funny. Let me know if you do.