Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
I enjoy reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being. I like how we see multiple characters' perspectives and how the timeline isn't straightforward. But, even though the timeline isn't straightforward, it's still easy to find your place in the novel. The characters are interesting as well; I especially like how Teresa analyzes her own situations like we would analyze them as readers. For example, when she analyzes her dream about Tomas and the naked, dancing women. Usually, we as the audience would read about Teresa's dream then analyze what it means. Instead, Teresa does the work for us. She comes to the conclusion that her and Tomas' relationship brings back the same mindset that she attempted to escape from by running away from her mother and getting into a relationship with Tomas, the mindset that bodies are not unique and a person should not cherish his/her body.