posted by .

What does this quote mean/significance?-Candide by Voltaire-"Men... must have corrupted nature a little, for they were not born wolves, and they have become wolves. God did not give them twenty-four-pounder cannons or bayonets, and they have made bayonets and cannons to destroy each other."

  • English -

    Humans (not God) are the authors of their own destruction??

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Science

    There is an endangered speicies of wolves. They killed farmer's livestock for food so the farmers killed them. They were found in Yellowstone National Park in 1995, and there are no fences around Yellowstone. Sometimes the wolves would …
  2. English

    Hello, I am from Norway, I am not good in english and I hope someone could help me with this text. I should write about if the wolves should live or not. A letter to the editor. Here is what i've writen so far. PS, it must be in formal …
  3. English Literature

    "But it was for I would have lived to have loved God better and longer time, that I might by the grace of that living have the more knowing and loving of God in the bless of heaven." Can you tell me what this quote from Julian of Norwich, …
  4. Science - HW qs. check

    6. What happened to the population of deer when the wolves were introduced?
  5. math

    A native wolf species has been reintroduced into a national forest. Originally 200 wolves were transplanted. After 3 years, the population had grown to 270 wolves. If the population grows exponentially, a. Write a recursive formula …
  6. trig

    A population of wolves in a country is represented by the equation p(t)=80(0.98)^t, where t is the number of years since 1998. Predict the number of wolves in the population in the year 2008. how many years will it take for the population …
  7. LA

    How does Voltaire give examples in his book Candide that governments need to have both shepherds and butchers
  8. Ecology & English

    I am writing my answer and my teacher wants me to give an example of parasitism and write a sentence explaining my answer. Is this a good answer also should I keep the semicolon or change it. Sentence: Wolves and deer; The deer are …
  9. math

    the wolves basketball team has a win to loss ratio of 6 to 1. so fare this seasn, the wolves have won 12 games. if ht e wolves ein 18 more gamees during the season how many games would you expect them to lose dureing the entire season?
  10. Science

    Wolves: Moose: 6 10 3.Calculate the average of moose killed by one wolf in each territory. So, would I divide the number of moose by wolves, or wolves by moose?

More Similar Questions