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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being


by Milan Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Part 4, Chapter 3 Summary

  • Tomas always wants Tereza to stay in bed in the morning and let him have breakfast alone. But she never does, because it's really the only time of the day she can spend time with him.
  • One morning, after Tomas goes to work, Tereza gets ready to go to the sauna. It's raining, so she makes her way through streets crowded with umbrellas. She notes that the umbrella-bearing women are particularly aggressive.
  • Tereza remembers taking photographs of these same women when the Russians invaded. They were taking a sexual vengeance on the celibate Russian soldiers by parading around in miniskirts. Tereza used to admire them.

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