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The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Part 6, Chapters 1-10 Summary & Analysis

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Part 6, Chapters 1-10 Summary

Kundera discusses the circumstances and death of Stalin's son, Yakov. Yakov was a privileged young man, until the Germans imprisoned him. Yakov is accused of going to the bathroom in an unauthorized area. As he has gone from the height of aristocracy to a prisoner being accused of shit, he can no longer take the humility and hurls himself into an electric fence.

Kundera discusses the idea of creation and the bible, including Adam and Eve. He points out that, because we were expelled from Paradise, we were able to experience shit and its opposition blinding love. This is why it is possible for Sabina to feel so turned on when she wears the bowler hat with Tomas. Kundera also defines kitsch and Sabina's hatred of it. Sabina rejects the Communist world because of its aesthetics, that it hid the atrocities behind things...

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