This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Tamina - This is the main character of the book per Kundera or the I character.
Kundera or the Character - Throughout the novel, this character appears to give presumably factual accounts and historical events that happen as a backdrop to the vignettes.
Mirek - An important political figure and scientist in the Czech Republic, this character's story and his drive to find letters from an old lover will set the stage and thematic foundation for the book.
Zdena - The counterpart in Mirek's story, this character's once-close relationship with Mirek...
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