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 gives her power and control over his history.
Marketa - Karel's wife, this character has an affair with one of her husband's mistresses, Eva.
Karel - Marketa's husband, he is tired of his relationship with his wife despite his love for her.
Eva - A self-proclaimed man chaser, this character goes to visit Marketa and Karel...
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