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Discuss the theme of Vanity in the book 'Baltasar and Blimunda' by Jose Saramago. What scenes and characters exemplify it the most?

How could it be said that the characters in the book are entrapped by the state religion of their times?

How does the author Jose Saramago use his own writing style to highlight the themes of the book?

what are the major themes of the novel 'Baltasar and Blimunda' by Jose Saramago. Give examples, using the text.

How could the marble stone transported from Pinheiro be contrasted with the Passarola? What does this tell us about the text?

Why does the author use so many 'voices' in the text, detailing personal stories, anecdotes or passing characters? What effect does it have? Do you think this device is helpful?

Why is Blimunda shocked when she realises what she has to do to fill the amber globes...

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