Hypocrisy Hypocrisy is prevalent part of our present day society as well as societies of the past. It is a part of human nature that most do not want to admit they possess or practice. Many people profess their beliefs, feelings, and virtues whole heartedly convinced that possess and assert those beliefs, feelings, and virtues in their daily lives.
Voltaire's Candide is a perfect example of how satirical literature can be both humorous and serious. Candide was an Age of Reason book that set out to communicate a message on the wrongs of the world. One issue that Voltaire focused on greatly was religious hypocrisy. Voltaire was against.