Friday, April 12, 2013
The Cyclical Aspect of Time
Reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being and talking so much about the repetition of time or its cyclical nature, reminds me a lot of the novel we read over the summer, 100 Years of Solitude. In his novel, Marquez demonstrated a lot of incidences wherein time seemed to repeat itself through many different characters and through the establishment and decline of the Macondo civilization. Nietzsche's "Myth of Eternal Return" or "Myth of Eternal Recurrence of Actions" basically says that history is bound to repeat itself, just like time does in Marquez's novel. This concern with time is seen in TULB and Kundera really investigates the way time can affect a character's lightness or heaviness.