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Why does Jose Saramago give no names in his novel Blindness?

In many ways, Nobel Prize-winning author Jose Saramago's novel Blindness is a political allegory. That all of the characters are referred to not by their names but by their professions and their...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2018 6:01 pm UTC

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Do you have any ideas on the psychological lens of the novel Blindness? I'm writing an essay analyzing the novel...

It's a great novel, and with blindness as its dominant motif, it's a complementary text to Oedipus Rex. So any psychological criticism of the Oedipal complex is worth looking at: the mother as the...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2010 6:57 pm UTC

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What is the purpose of Saramago's use of proverbs, folk sayings, and cliches throughout the novel?

Saramago has a dual purpose in using cliche's, folk sayings and proverbs in Blindness. The first part of his dual purpose is to illustrate the nature of his characters. The second part of his dual...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2015 9:36 pm UTC

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What are the main events that occurred in the novel Blindness written by Jose Saramago?

This is rather a disturbing and uncompromising novel! I remember when I first read it that I rather lost the will to live because of the grim and unyielding vision of humanity that it presents us...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2011 7:42 pm UTC

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