every portrait of voltaire makes him look like a smug dad who told you to bring a jacket but you ignored him and it started raining

This controversy has now become unreal, for whether Joan was or was not what she thought she was, Voltaire’s irreverence cannot touch her. All that we are interested in is the intrinsic merit of the poem. And here I do not hesitate to assert that the literary methods of the Pucelle distinctly surpass those of the Henriade
—  Theodore Besterman, Voltaire.