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Blindness Summary
José Saramago

Everything you need to understand or teach Blindness by José Saramago.

  • Blindness Summary & Study Guide
  • 1 Student Essay
  • 2 Encyclopedia Article
  • ...and more
  • 30 Blindness Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Blindness Summary

Plot Summary

A man suddenly goes blind for no apparent reason. As a doctor tries to assign an etiology, the condition begins to spread rapidly as if caused by a pathogen. Within days, there are hundreds of newly blind people and within a few months, the entire nation has gone blind. The government responds initially by creating large quarantine areas where infected persons are forcibly held without recourse to medical care or outside assistance. As the disease sweeps the nation, first social services then law enforcement completely fail, leaving the country in a state of chaos as the strong begin to prey upon the weak. Numerous crimes and outrages are perpetrated even as hundreds of thousands begin to starve and die. One small group of blind people coalesces around the leadership of a woman who - apparently uniquely - does not go blind. She cares for her new friends for...

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Study Pack

The Blindness Study Pack contains about 90 pages of study material in 4 products, including:

Blindness Study Guide

Lesson Plan

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Blindness Lesson Plans contain 128 pages of teaching material, including:

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