The Book of Laughter and Forgetting - Part III: The Angels Summary & Analysis

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Part III: The Angels Summary

Michelle and Gabrielle are two students in Madame Raphael's class, discussing a play called "Rhinoceros" by Eugene Ionesco. After much debate, the girls decide the main symbolism of the play is meant for mockery and humor. Once they figure out their personal meaning of the play, they break out into fierce laughter. From there, a larger discussion of laughter is analyzed. Kundera brings in a quote from the Parole de femme by Saint Annie Leclerc and discusses the different levels and varieties of laughter. Next, Kundera jumps to a tale in his personal past about when he is hired to write astrology columns for a political magazine after he is banned from working by the govenment. While on the job, he is asked to give the personal astrological reading of a Communist in secret. He gives him...

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