Study Guide

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Characters

By Milan Kundera

A Note on Characters

We know that The Unbearable Lightness of Being can seem like a bit too much, from the title on...

Tomas

Tomas is a 40-year-old surgeon living in Prague at the start of the novel. He's maintained a...

Tereza

When we take a look at Tomas's character, we find that he is a great jumping off point for...

Sabina

We have two big ideas to discuss when thinking about Sabina: kitsch, and betrayal. Before we...

Franz

The big idea for us to discuss when thinking about Franz is the Grand March of History. The...