Friday, April 12, 2013
Part 3 is called Words Misunderstood. It is almost like a dictionary of concepts that cause some sort of miscommunication between Sabina and Franz. I think this is a very progressive/modern way in which Kundera chooses to write. I believe that this section says that sometimes, through the miscommunications that people have, it allows them to communicate on a different level, in a way. It also might distort the way they view themselves or other people. This ambiguity of language, such as words or sayings that people interpret to mean different things, lead to misunderstandings and arguments between people because they see things interpreted in different ways. It, for example, leads to the break up between Franz and Sabina. Words do not have concrete meaning. In an abstract, ever-changing society, the definitions of words are also abstract and ever-changing.