The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Study Guide Part 1, Chapters 11-17 Summary & Analysis

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Tomas marries Tereza to ease her suffering and assure her of his love for her. He also buys her a puppy, which they name Karenin after a character in Anna Karenina. The puppy immediately takes to Tereza, and Tomas is relieved that another being is there to give affection to Tereza to take some of that burden from himself. While Prague is overrun by Russian tanks, a colleague of Tomas's calls to offer him a job in Zurich. Tomas rejects the offer, because he feels that Tereza is happy in Prague.

During the occupation, Tereza photographs the tanks and the soldiers. She is arrested, but this only excites her more. She is beginning to become independent herself and enjoys the new adventure. However, her fascination with the war wears off, and they decide to leave Prague for Geneva at Tereza's prodding. Sabina also...

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