We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being


by Milan Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Part 4, Chapter 22 Summary

  • For the first year with Tomas, Tereza used to scream during sex, as a way of blinding her senses.
  • Similarly, her soul was blinded by love.
  • But sex with the engineer restored her soul's sight.
  • During her next visit to the sauna, she takes a long look at her body in the mirror again.
  • She remembers how it looked in the engineer's arms. She wants to see her body again next to a strange man, because that context makes her body interesting to her.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...