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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

by Milan Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Part 2, Chapter 13 Summary

  • Tereza screamed while she and Tomas made love. It was not an expression of sensuality, explains the narrator, rather it was aimed at "crippling the senses, preventing all seeing and hearing" (2.13.1).
  • She was trying to banish all contradictions, including the duality of her body and soul.
  • She fell asleep clutching Tomas's hand. Ever since she was a girl, she fell asleep by pretending she was holding the hand of the man she loved.

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