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Breakdown of Humanity in "Blindness"

Summary: In the book "Blindness" by Jose Saramago, the characters lack of vision breaks down their beahvior, and they begin to act like animals. This is symbolic of when individuals or society are blinded to their humanity, they become less than human.
The doctor's wife said that "If we cannot live entirely like human beings, at least let us do everything in our power not to live entirely like animals." Why was it so easy for the blind to be-and to treat each other- like animals? Why was it so hard to be-and treat each other- like humans"

EASY TO BE AN ANIMAL and HARD TO BE A HUMAN

Every character except one went blind in Jose Saramago's novel entitled BLINDNESS. At first, only one person went blind but eventually, everyone becomes affected by "white blindness." The story focuses on the struggles of six individuals led by one person who still has her eyesight. While these 6 individuals were lucky enough to be guided by someone who can see, all the other blind people had no other choice but to rely on their instinct, intuition, and basic skills...

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