The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Study Guide Part 4, Chapters 7- 15 Summary & Analysis

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Tereza works behind a bar at a hotel in Prague, because the weekly did not forgive her for quitting when she left for Zurich. She works among a former professor of theology and an ambassador, all of whom had lost their jobs for protesting the invasion or crossing the communist party. Tereza overhears the ambassador talking to a man whose son has been imprisoned, because the communists had photograph evidence of his attacking invading tanks. Tereza is relieved when those photos are not hers.

For Tereza, flirting is a heavy, significant act. It lacks the lightness and playfulness that some women innately enjoy. When Tereza does try to flirt, it gives an air of possibility to an illicit relationship. When she backpedals away from it, men consider her a tease. Tereza is harassed by a bald man. A tall man comes to her...

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