Are Candide and Cunegonde related?
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Cunégonde is a fictional character in Voltaire's novel Candide. She is the title character's aristocratic cousin and love interest. Her name may be derived from Cunigunde of Luxemburg. At the beginning of the story, Candide is chased away from his uncle's home after he is caught kissing and fondling Cunégonde.